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Detectives say Middleburg pawn shop thief is sexual predator on the run
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Detectives say Middleburg pawn shop thief is sexual predator on the run

Detectives say Middleburg pawn shop thief is sexual predator on the run

Detectives say Middleburg pawn shop thief is sexual predator on the run

The Clay County Sheriff's office now knows the identity of a man they say stole from a Middleburg pawn shop twice.

Mary Justino with CCSO says his name is Albert Walden and he is a wanted sexual predator on the run from Jacksonville.

"He's got crimes he's accused of Jacksonville, obviously the crimes he's accused of in Clay County in Middleburg."

Justino says Walden pretends to be a customer in the pawn shop and then makes off with items he doesn't pay for. A police report indicates he's stolen from the same Middleburg pawn shop twice in one week.

You're asked to contact the Clay County Sheriff's office if you recognize him.

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