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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Sumter sheriff seeks help in nabbing bandit who hit Bushnell Wal-Mart

Sumter County sheriff’s detectives are searching for a bandit who ripped off the Bushell Wal-Mart earlier this week.

The man pictured above is accused of taking more than $450 worth of wireless routers from the Bushnell Wal-Mart earlier this week.

Detectives say the man pictured above entered the store, located at 2163 W C 48 at about 4 a.m. and stole more than $450 worth of wireless routers. He is described as a white male wearing a tan long sleeve shirt, white shorts and dark shoes, a sheriff’s office report says.

The man used a rear fire exit to leave the building with the stolen items and then left in a silver four-door sedan. Anyone with information about this case or the identity of the man is asked to contact Detective S. Pettitt at (352) 793-2621 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). Please reference case number 4581.

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Official suggests it might be time to stop wearing masks during meetings

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