Off-duty BCSO sheriff busts alleged shoplifter

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Bernalillo County Sheriff John Allen took down a suspect accused of stealing at the Dick’s Sporting Goods on the West Side.

According to BCSO, Allen confronted three people after watching them stuff store items into duffle bags while he was shopping off-duty.

Two of them took off, leaving the items behind. One person allegedly tried to fight Allen, but the sheriff brought him down. The suspect was later taken into custody. 

Deputies arrested Antonio Oros. He’s facing several criminal charges including shoplifting and battery.

BCSO recommends people to not intervene in shoplifting situations like this. They want you to call law enforcement.

Police estimate the total amount of items Oros attempted to shoplift from the store as $567.95.