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Man applies for job, shoplifts from store

November 5, 2013
By STEPHANIE IVANKOVICH ( , Times-Republican

A man turned in an application to work at Sports Page Wednesday and moments later stole $153 worth of merchandise.

Lawrence C. Briggs, 18, of Chicago, is charged with fifth-degree theft and interference with official acts.

Briggs made off with a Nike T-shirt, a black hooded jacket and an L.A. Dodgers cap, according to police.

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Police and store management reviewed security footage and then scheduled Briggs to come back to the store, 2500 S. Center St., for a job interview on Friday.

When he arrived, Briggs admitted to stealing the items and was apprehended. He was charged with interference with official acts for refusing to be handcuffed.



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