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Oakland Man Arrested in Auburn for Credit Card Theft

Auburn Officers arrested an Oakland man for credit Card fraud and other charges this week. At 2:40 P.M. on Wednesday august 7th, a black male adult, later identified as Grant Moore, entered the Save Mart grocery store on Elm Avenue in the City of Auburn.  Moore attempted to purchase numerous packages of cigarettes using a credit card.  During the transaction the credit card was declined.  When the store employee attempted to assist Moore, he refused to allow her to do so, causing her to become suspicious and Moore rapidly left the store.  Moore left the store and the employee called the police to report the suspicious behavior. 

Sergeant Neher along with other Auburn Police Department officers responded to the area and a store employee identified Moore as being involved in this incident.  Sergeant Neher attempted to contact Moore, who then fled on foot.  Sergeant Neher advised Moore was fleeing and began to pursue on foot.  Detective McLaughlin assisted and took Moore into custody without incident.

Assisting officers attempted to locate a red sedan in the Save Mart parking lot that was reported to be associated with Moore, however, it had left the area while the incident was being investigated.

Moore was booked into the Placer County jail for the charges of burglary, credit card fraud, obstructing/delaying an officer and a parole violation and is currently in custody with a $70,000 bail.

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