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Metro Briefing: Police look for shoplifter

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  • Metro Briefing: Police look for shoplifter

    Sunday, July 22, 2007

    Police were searching Saturday for a man who cut a security officer's neck after trying to shoplift $1,459.53 in merchandise from Super Target on Schillinger Road, said Mobile Police Department spokesman Officer John Young.

    The man was confronted by Target employees, including the security guard, as he passed the registers without paying Friday at about 8 p.m. A short foot chase took place, according to Young.

    The suspect cut the guard's neck about 4 inches across with a sharp object when the officer blocked the exit. The officer was taken to University of South Alabama Medical Center and treated for minor injuries, according to Young.

    Target recovered the merchandise, according to a police news release. The release did not say what the man tried to steal.

    The man is described by police as between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall. He is white, weighs about 165 pounds, has brown hair with a bald spot at the crown of his head, has two burn marks and a mole on his face, and was wearing a red polo shirt and khaki pants.

    19-year-old, 5 juveniles arrested

    Police on Friday charged a 19-year-old and five juveniles in connection with thefts from five area businesses.

    Tanzen Dixon was charged with receiving stolen property in the first and second degree; he had a television that was stolen from Cingular Wireless, 5821 Old Shell Road, on July 9, according to police.

    Dixon said he got the TV from five juveniles, who were also arrested, according to Mobile police spokesman Officer John Young. The male juveniles, ages 13 to 17, were charged with five counts of burglary.

    According to Young, the juveniles are suspected of taking cell phones, televisions and video games from: Cingular Wireless, 2425 Schillinger Road, on March 13; EB Games, 740 Schillinger Road, on May 28; AT&T, 4419

    Rangeline Road, on July 4; Cingular Wireless, 5821 Old Shell Road, on July 9; and Cingular Wireless, 3100 Airport Blvd., on July 10.

    Shooting victim still critical

    A woman who was hospitalized with five gunshot wounds Thursday remained in critical condition Saturday at University of South Alabama Medical Center, a hospital official said.

    Lacey Burch, 22, was shot by her father, Frank James, in the face and chest with a .22-caliber rifle, authorities said. Prosecutors said in court Friday that he shot her after she would not let him play a guitar that did not belong to him.

    James is charged with attempted murder and second-degree assault, as well as first degree possession of marijuana, according to Mobile County sheriff's officials. He is being held in Mobile County Metro Jail without bond.

    -- From staff reports
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