Shoplifter hides in culvert in Cumming

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CUMMING, Ga. — Publix employees watched a man steal several items and hide in the woods in a culvert, according to a Cumming Police incident report.

On Jan. 21, the manager of Publix, 580 Atlanta Road, told officers a man wearing a tan sweater and blue jeans took about $50 in vitamins and $7 in floss items from the store without paying.

The manager said the man was last seen across the street hiding in a large black culvert in the woods.

Officers found a man matching the description of the suspect hiding in the culvert. He was ordered out, but refused to comply. It was confirmed that there was no threat, and officers approached and handcuffed the man.

Allan Jones was cited for shoplifting and advised not to return to Publix.