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Louisville police say shoplifter hit same Best Buy four times

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James Jones (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) James Jones (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say a Dayton, Ohio man has been accused of shoplifting at the same Best Buy at least four times.

According to an arrest warrant, the incidents tool place throughout 2012 and into the early part of 2013, and involved the Best Buy near the corner of Outer Loop and Preston Hwy.

On June 26, police say 55-year-old James Jones, Jr. walked into the store and took a television and laptop worth $2,399 without paying for it.

His alleged crimes continued: police say that in July 2012, he took two televisions worth a total of $949. On Aug. 14, 2012, he allegedly took two televisions, a Kindle Fire e-reader and a Samsung Tablet, worth a total of $1,699. On Aug. 17, 2012, police say he walked out with two televisions, worth $1,099.

But when he tried it again on Feb. 15 of this year, police say the store employees were ready for him. According to the arrest warrant, he tried to walk out with unspecified merchandise, but was apprehended.

He is now in custody, charged with several counts of theft.

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