Police seek man who left Waterville Kmart with $450 in unpaid toys

Posted Dec. 12, 2013, at 11:35 a.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — Police are searching for a man who apparently tried to steal $450 worth of toys.

Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey said police were called to Kmart shortly before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when it was reported a man had pushed a cartload of unpaid toys out of the store.

An employee hollered at the man twice, but he kept going, and loss prevention staff was subsequently alerted, Rumsey said.

The man did stop, but when asked to produce a receipt, the suspect bolted across the parking lot and across Main Street, leaving his cart behind, Rumsey said.

The suspect eventually got into a dirty white Sedan and fled.

The suspect is a white male in his 30s, stands 6 feet tall, has a slim build, is balding, has several days worth of facial hair and was wearing a blue and gray jacket, glasses and jeans, Rumsey said.

Rumsey said retail thefts tend to increase during the holiday-shopping rush of December.

“When you’re talking about $450 being lost from retail it’s very serious,” he said.

Anyone who may have seen the suspect or know where he is should call Waterville police at 680-4700.

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