A man dropped one knife he tried to steal and made off with another, both hidden in his clothing, from the Walmart on Rockbridge Road in unincorporated Stone Mountain-Gwinnett County on Oct. 5, according to a police report.
The store manager told Gwinnett police he saw the suspect in the outdoors area of the store and noticed him using scissors to open a package with a large knife.
The manager said the man lifted up his shirt and stuck the knife in the front of his pants, down his leg. The suspect then cut open another package containing a different knife and concealed it also.
The manager called the store's loss prevention representative about the incident. The suspect walked toward the exit in the store's garden area, and tried to leave, the report states.
The manager and loss prevention rep met the man before he left and had him walk back into the garden area. The suspect began to fight with the two men, according to the report, and was able to break loose and run out of the store. He got into a silver Saturn passenger car. The store personnel were not able to get a license plate.
The manager told police that during the struggle, the suspect dropped the scissors and the knife he'd stuck in his pants. The suspect still had the other concealed knife on him when he took off, according to the report.
The suspect was described as a white male about six feet tall and around 150 pounds, wearing khaki pants and a white T-shirt. Police obtained a copy of the security footage.
Shoes and Milk
A few days before, on Oct. 2, a man tried to take off with shoes and a bottle of milk without paying for them at the same Walmart, according to a Gwinnett County police report.
Police responded to a shoplifter in custody at the supercenter and met with the loss prevention rep, who told police he had observed the subject in the shoe department trying on some shoes.
Soon after, the subject left the shoe department with the shoes on his feet and a bottle of milk, the report states. The person from loss prevention followed him and witnessed the man walk past the point of sale in the garden section.
The man was stopped and the items recovered. Loss prevention told police he would seek restitution for the items in court.
The subject was arrested and taken to Gwinnett County jail booking.