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Shoplifting suspects pick wrong Wal-Mart

LAWRENCEVILLE - Some Gwinnett teens allegedly picked the wrong night to do their Christmas shoplifting at a Lawrenceville Wal-Mart last week.

Nearly 40 Gwinnett County Police and Sheriff's Department officers had begun to arrive at the mega-store on Collins Hill Road on Thursday night for their annual Shop with a Cop program just as three teens tried to flee from the store, allegedly shoplifting store merchandise.

Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Stacey Bourbonnais said department Sgt. Keith Cofer happened to be at the right place at the right time and took off after the trio as they ran out of the store, apprehending them before they got away.

Bourbonnais said the teens reportedly had candies and ice creams in tow as they fled the store.

Lawrenceville police were dispatched to the scene to take two of the teens, a 16-year-old boy and 18-year-old Central Gwinnett High School student Trevor Michael Murry of Lawrenceville, into custody and charged the pair with shoplifting.

The 16-year-old's name was not being released due to his age.

Bourbonnais said the third teen, a 15-year-old boy, was released at the scene. He reportedly was not in possession of any unpaid-for items.

Murry was released on a $675 bond Saturday, according to jail records.