A Chattanooga man has been charged in Dalton, Ga., with stealing electronics and toys from Wal-Mart by cutting the fence around the garden department.
Jason Lamar Benton, 37, of Lilac Lane, turned himself in Thursday and has been charged with felony theft, according to a news release from the Dalton Police Department.
Police spokesman Bruce Frazier said the public provided numerous tips to the burglar's identity after his picture was circulated by area media and online.
Frazier said the burglary happened early in the morning on Aug. 28. The thief parked beside the building and cut a hole in the fence, then took two cart-loads of computers and toys from the store and loaded them through the fence into his minivan.
The stolen items were valued at $2,418, Frazier said.
He said the Dalton Police Department thanks everyone who called in with information about this case.
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