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Man steals $600 worth of rackets

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A MAN who thought he got away with stealing about $600 worth of tennis rackets was caught while setting up for a second attempt at Goody’s Sporting Goods inside the Guam Premier Outlets.

Aldaine Ross Cruz Gomez, 31, was charged with retail theft as a third degree felony.

Gomez at first got away with taking three tennis rackets worth $589.97 on Jan. 30, court documents state.

The sporting goods store manager caught Gomez on video surveillance footage breaking the security tag on the tennis rackets the day before.

Gomez then allegedly returned the next day and was seen on surveillance video placing the tennis rackets in a bag and leaving the store without paying.

Court documents state Gomez was then observed casing out the store on several occasions without purchasing any items.

Finally, Gomez returned last Friday and was seen in the tennis section of the store for about 30 minutes before the store manager called mall security. Video surveillance of that day revealed Gomez cutting security tags once again, prompting the manager to report the alleged thief to police.

Gomez confessed to police that he cut security tags last Friday, but “decided not to steal because theft is contrary to his moral convictions.”

Gomez denied allegations that he stole tennis rackets in January.

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