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Shoplifter Surrenders After Seeing Self on WPD Facebook

The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.

WARWICK, RI — On Dec. 28 at 12:19 p.m., a man depicted in a Warwick Police Facebook page post as a suspect in Dec. 6 and Dec. 17 shoplifting thefts at Best Buy at 28 Universal Boulevard turned himself in to police, admitting to the crimes.

The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.

Det. Matthew Smith met with the suspect, William Cannon, 21, of 27 Bullard St., Apt. #3FL, New Bedford, MA, who told the detective that he wanted to turn himself in and resolve the matter, according to Cannon’s report.

Cannon said that on Dec. 6, he drove to Best Buy in Warwick on Bald Hill Road and took two Nintendo DS game systems from the store without paying for them. Then, on Dec. 14, Cannnon said, he asked his friend to drive him to Best Buy to buy his sister a gift.

Once at the retail store, he stuck a Nintendo Switch game into his pants as his friend told him to stop, he said.

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Smith charged Cannon with shoplifting, and issued him a no trespass order for the Best Buy store. He released Cannon with a summons for Third District Court for Jan. 31, 2019.