ACWORTH, Ga. -- Three people were arrested last Thursday for shoplifting from an Acworth Best Buy.
The incident began when a retired police officer noticed a man and woman acting suspicious inside the store in the 3300 block of Cobb Parkway.
Investigators said the former police officer watched the man and woman climb into a tagless Dodge van driven by a second man. The officer followed the van down Cobb Parkway and noticed it suddenly began sporting an Illinois license plate.
The officer called Cobb County Police, who caught up with the van at a gas station. Several items were recovered from inside the vehicle, including electronic merchandise and about $7,000 in cash.
Acworth Police Capt. Mark Cheatham said police found a mechanism attached to the van's console; when activated, it would hide the vehicle's license plate. Investigators also discovered a small device used to block the frequency of alarm systems at retail store exits.