Authorities are asking the public to help identify a man they say stole a phone and its sales receipt from a home in China and then tried to return the item to the Walmart store in Augusta.

In a Facebook post, Maine State Police said the suspect is accused of taking the phone from a home on Pleasant View Ridge Road in China. They didn’t identify the time of the alleged theft or how recently the phone had been purchased.

Later Monday, state police removed the original Facebook post, saying they now had a “viable lead” on the suspect.

In a security camera photo taken at the Augusta store, the man is wearing what appears to be a camouflage baseball hat and gray sweatshirt. He drives a red extended-cab GMC truck, police said.


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