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Waynesboro Police seek help ID’g shoplifting suspect

Update: Sept. 27, 10:04 a.m. Warrants have been obtained for the two subjects involved in the August 22 thefts from Rocking R Ace Hardware.  Benjamin James May, 26 years old, and Joseph Daniel Hunt, 28 years old, are facing one charge each for shoplifting.  Both subjects are supposedly homeless.  Anyone with information of their whereabouts is asked to call the Waynesboro Emergency Operations Center at (540) 942-6701.


Update: Sept. 15, 9:33 a.m. Suspect has been positively identified due to numerous tipsters giving information as to who he is.  Charges pending on both suspects.


Original post: Sept. 13, 12:43 p.m. The Waynesboro Police Department is requesting assistance from the community to help identify an individual involved in stealing from a city hardware store last month.


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On Tuesday, August 22, at approximately 12 noon, the suspect entered Rocking R Ace Hardware, 1000 W Broad Street, with another suspect and walked around the store appearing to shop.  He took some merchandise out of their packages and placed the goods in his pockets.

Both suspects left the store.   The merchandise is valued at just over $20.

The second suspect also stole items, but he since he filled out a job application with his personal information, which has been verified by police, he has been already positively identified. Charges are pending against him.

The unidentified suspect is described as a white male, in his early to mid-20s, tall, with facial hair.

Images from the store’s surveillance system are attached. The suspect is wearing a black Metallica tee and a black Zelda beanie.

If anyone has information as to the identification of this individual, please call Sergeant B Edwards with the Waynesboro Police Department at (540) 942-6685.

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