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Belk employee dragged by theft suspects vehicle in Cumming
FCSO

CUMMING -- A woman is wanted in connection with a shoplifting incident in Cumming in which a store employee was dragged by her vehicle as he attempted to stop her escape.

The suspect, identified in a Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office incident report as 51-year-old Shelia Maureen Britt, of Snellville, has a felony warrant for shoplifting from the Belk at 520 Lakeland Plaza on July 11.

Britt reportedly was observed inside the store about 6:30 p.m. and had “only a few items in her shopping cart” after about an hour.

According to the report, she went to the back of the store and placed items in previously used Belk shopping bags and began to leave.

The loss prevention officer approached her when a white Honda Civic drove to the front of the store and opened the passenger door for her.

The manager was reportedly attempting to block her from getting in the vehicle when the driver, described as a white female weighing about 250 pounds with short/shaved blonde hair, tattoos on her neck and arms, began to drive away.

He was dragged about 150 feet, according to the report.

Nothing in the report indicated he was transported to a hospital after he gave his statement to police.

He said he lost sight of the vehicle after it turned east onto Buford Highway (Hwy. 20).

Items stolen included $730 worth of bedroom bedding, a $65 watch and almost $1,000 in clothing.

Anyone with information on the suspect or the driver is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (770) 781-2222