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Tip To Police Helps Nab Alleged Franklin Toy Thief

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Posted at 1:42 PM, Aug 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 04:46:59-04

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Police have credited the public’s help in catching an alleged shoplifter in Franklin, who they say stole hundreds of dollars’ worth of toys.

In late July, more than $300 worth of toys was stolen from a Franklin retailer. The suspect was seen leaving the building on the store’s surveillance cameras.

A reward of up to $1,000 was offered for information leading to an arrest.

Officials with Franklin Police said a tip recently led to the identification of 25-year-old Reed Alan Ammons, of Nashville, as the alleged shoplifter.

He was arrested and charged with theft last week.

Ammons was later released on a $5,000 bond and has a court appearance scheduled for August 20.