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Box full of clothes leads to arrest

by Minden Press-Herald


A man was reportedly caught attempting to steal more than $1,200 worth of clothes from a local department store.
Ricky Giles, 52, of the 2900 block of Glenwick in Shreveport, was arrested for felony theft of goods.

According to reports, around 8:45 p.m., Saturday, Giles went into the department store, retrieved a shopping cart and put a large plastic storage container into the cart.

“He proceeded to fill the storage container up with about $1,200 worth of clothes,” Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said. “He was observed putting these clothing items inside this storage container. As he approached the checkout, he was confronted by management.”

Giles pushed the shopping cart to the side and paid for a bag of potato chips, he said.

“He bolted with the shopping cart and tried to run out the door with it after paying for the chips,” the chief said. “He had an accomplice. He denied it, but we believe there was someone else in there with him helping him.”

The second suspect has not been located, Cropper said.

Officers obtained the license plate number from the vehicle in which Giles left, and it was located shortly after.
Giles was inside the vehicle alone, Cropper said. He was taken back to the store where he was identified and then placed under arrest.

He was transported to police headquarters and later transferred to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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