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Gouverneur man arrested for Potsdam Walmart thefts


PETIT LARCENY - POTSDAM - St. Lawrence County Department deputies charged Shayne A. Austin, 21, 55 Country Club Rd., Gouverneur, for allegedly stealing nearly $2,000 worth of merchandise in two separate visits to the Walmart in early December in the town of Potsdam.

Austin was charged with petit larceny and a felony count of fourth-degree grand larceny.

On Dec. 6, Austin allegedly entered the Walmart and stole merchandise totaling $1,176.77. On Dec. 8, he again allegedly entered the same store and stole merchandise valued at $696.87.

Austin was issued appearance tickets and will appear in the Potsdam Town Court at a later date.

He is currently being held in the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility on $10,000 cash bail and $20,000 bond from separate charges filed by Ogdensburg-based state police.

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