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Tyrone Police catch suspected Publix wallet snatcher

Tyrone Police have arrested 36-year-old Ricky Waller and charged him with felony Robbery in connection with the Saturday, Oct. 18 wallet-snatching that took place around 1 p.m. that day at the Publix grocery store in Tyrone.
Waller reportedly took a credit card from that wallet belonging to female Publix customer and 15 minutes later used it to buy a pair of iPads at Target in Peachtree City.
Waller was arrested Wednesday afternoon at Hampton Inn in Fairburn, which Chief Brandon Perkins reported to be where Waller worked. According to Fayette County Jail records, Waller is a Marietta resident, though police referred to him as being a Riverdale resident.
Perkins said the department’s Facebook and Twitter followers helped identify Waller, leading to his arrest.

By Danny Harrison

Danny Harrison, a 1992 Fayette High School graduate, began his journalism career with Fayette County News in 1995. After taking several leaves of absence to pursue journalism and Christian ministry opportunities, including a few out of state and overseas, he returned full-time to Fayette County News in August 2014. Harrison earned a bachelor's degree in pastoral ministry in 2009 while serving as a missionary journalist in England and Western Europe.