A suspect was captured on camera stealing several computer hard drives from the Target located at 2201 Cobb Parkway in Marietta on Sept. 4.
The secured a warrant for Ryan Kingston, 29, for shoplifting. Forensic evidence collected at the scene positively identified Kingston.
Kingston is currently in custody in Atlanta on a similar charge for a theft from Walmart. Kingston has shoplifted computer hard drives from nine metro Atlanta Target stores and is possibly connected to the thefts of computer hard drives from other metro Atlanta area stores, according to Marietta Police.
The thefts occur when Kingston and an unknown white male enter a store together and walk back to the electronics section, Police said.
Kingston has been able to defeat the electronic security devices attached to the packaging of the hard drives and then conceals the devices on his person, according to Marietta Police.