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North Forsyth theft suspect arrested at work, near scene of crime
Light mug

NORTH FORSYTH — A 36-year-old Forsyth County man suspected of taking electronics last week from a vehicle at a gas station in north Forsyth was arrested Friday.

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Andrew “Andy” Light has been charged with felony theft by taking after a June 2 incident at the Shell gas station on Jot Em Down Road just off Ga. 400.

The sheriff’s office credited Light’s arrest to more than 20 tips that came in via social media, where it had posted the suspect’s photo.

“Of all of the tips, almost all of them identified him correctly, along with other information,” said Robin Regan, a spokesman for the agency. “Combined with good video surveillance footage, we obtained warrants and apprehended him without incident.”

Light was taken into custody at work, which was “in the area close to the gas station.”

This was not the first time Light has been in contact with law enforcement. He has previous arrests for driving under the influence, obstruction of an officer, suspended license and loitering and prowling, all of which, Regan said, were separate incidents.

His bond has been set at $11,100, according to Regan.