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Cops: Man had girls, ages 4 to 9, help him steal from a N. Fulton Target

A man allegedly directed three girls, the youngest of whom was four years old, to steal DVDs from a Sandy Springs Target, police say. The others were nine and seven. 

A loss prevention officer allegedly saw Cozy Blackmon instructing the girls, all reportedly his relatives, to bring merchandise to the shopping cart, remove security devices and put them in a plastic bag,  police told Channel 2 Action News.

One of the children was overheard talking about making money at Target that day, according to a police report obtained by the station. 

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Blackmon was stopped when he tried to leave the store, and a loaded pistol was found in his backpack, Channel 2 reports. He was charged with shoplifting, carrying a concealed weapon and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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The incident took place at Target on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs Feb. 25.

Channel 2's Mike Petchenik reports. (www.accessatlanta.com)

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