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Austintown police identify man accused of shoplifting with son

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Austintown Police are crediting tips from social media that helped them identify a man who they say took his son along with him to allegedly shoplift at a video game store.

Detectives say they received about 20 responses after posting a surveillance picture on the police department's Facebook page.

The picture shows a white male at the GameStop store in Austintown taken earlier this week.

Investigators say the man brought his son into the store with him when he allegedly picked up a Call of Duty tee shirt and a baseball hat before walking out without paying.

Police say they aren't releasing the name of the suspect until they file charges sometime on Thursday.

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