_ Police were called to the Bi-Lo at 3629 Ringgold Road earlier this week on a reported theft. According to a police report, the manager told officers that a large black male who was “highly intoxicated” stole a slab of beef ribs and took off. The report said the man went through the self-checkout line and walked out of the store. The manager told officers she and other employees followed the man out of the store and asked him for a receipt. The man initially said he had a receipt, but then started cursing the Bi-Lo employees who tried to stop him. The report states the man got into a silver Buick with a rear bumper damage and took off at a high-rate of speed. Police reviewed in-store video and have a clear image of the suspect. The report states the beef ribs were valued at $119.13.
_ Earlier this month police were called to the Cash Express on Ringgold Road on a reported burglary. According to a police report, an employee opened the store to find things in disarray and called the police. When officers arrived, they discovered a hole had been knocked through the back wall of the store. The store had been vandalized. The burglars stole a Sonic Wall security system and an ATT internet modem. The report states the telephone system to the business had been disabled on the outside of the building by cutting the wires. Inside of the building the burglars had disabled the electrical system. An employee told officers that the home office of the store reported that the security cameras to the building had been disabled at 10:21 p.m. The report states that officers discovered that the burglars had punched a hole through the wall to the adjacent business, but no entry into that building had been made. A detective was assigned to process evidence, the report states.