On July 27, 2022 at approximately 12:54 PM a retail theft occurred at the Rural King located at 491 Allegheny Blvd., Franklin.
Through investigation Rural King provided the Sugarcreek Borough Police Department video surveillance of the suspect. Sugarcreek Police captured pictures of the suspect from the video surveillance. With the due diligence from the Derrick and Explore Venango it is to our satisfaction that we have received dozens of phone calls from the community in regards to who the suspect is.
With the help and support from the community it was determined the suspect is Thomas Rodgers, 37 from the 900 block of Elm St, Franklin. Sugarcreek Police spoke with Rodgers and determined he in fact is the suspect of retail theft.
Sugarcreek Police was able to recover the stolen items and return them back to the store. Rodgers will be cited on one count of retail theft, one count of driving without a valid license, and one count of driving while license is suspended/revoked.