Milton police are searching for three shoplifting suspects accused of snatching high-priced camera equipment and then assaulting a loss prevention officer on their way out of the store.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

North Fulton shoplifters steal cameras, lead police on chase

Police are searching for three shoplifting suspects accused of stealing high-priced camera equipment from a Milton electronics store, assaulting a loss prevention officer and then leading police on a chase through north Fulton County. 

The incident occurred April 16 at the Fry’s Electronics along Ga. 9, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Surveillance footage shows the men helping themselves to thousands of dollars worth of cameras and equipment before walking past the checkout lines.

When they were confronted on their way out of the store, the men dropped several of the stolen cameras and assaulted the store’s loss prevention officer who tried to stop them, Milton police Capt. Charles Barstow said.

Police are searching for three men they say stole thousands worth of high-end camera equipment.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

The men then got into a silver Hyundai Sonata and sped away, police said. Dashboard footage shows the vehicle speeding through north Fulton and barreling through red lights at busy intersections with police in pursuit.

Police eventually called off the chase for the safety of other motorists, authorities said. 

“We always weigh the value of the arrest and the need to take this person into custody against the possibility of endangering life while doing so,” Barstow said.

Officers said the Hyundai’s license plate number was CJX1981.

Anyone who recognizes the men or knows where to find them is asked to contact Milton police at 678-242-2612.

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