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Flagler County Sheriff's Office seeks Georgia man suspected of stealing 41 cell phones from Target on State Road 100

The stolen phones were worth a total of $31,000.

The following is a news release from the Flagler County Sheriff's Office:

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public's help to find a suspect who bluffed his way into securing keys to a Target Mobile cellphone work station March 21 and walked away with 41 cellphones — worth  a total of $31,000 — at the Target store at 5100 State Road 100 in Palm Coast.

The crime occurred shortly before 11 a.m. on Monday, March 21 when the suspect arrived dressed as a new Target Mobile cellphone sales team member, wearing a black shirt and khaki pants.

A Target employee told deputies that around 10:45a.m.  to 11 a.m., she was told the suspect had portrayed himself as a Target employee and asked to be let into an equipment room.

Once he was given keys, he entered a secured cabinet, took the phones and then left the store.

Target provided surveillance video showing him leaving the store.

Detectives have identified the suspect as Jarmal N. Brown, of Sandy Creek, Georgia.

A warrant for his arrest has been obtained charging him with grand theft and burglary, with bail set at $52,000.

The car is a 2010 Nissan Altima with Georgia tag # QFD3744.

Anyone who knows Brown's whereabouts is asked to call the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office at 386-313-4911, or to call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-888-277-8477. Crime Stoppers tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible to receive a reward of up to $1,000.

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