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Update: Police thank public for identifying man

Surveillance photo of man wanted by police (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Dept.) Surveillance photo of man wanted by police (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Dept.)
Man wanted by police seen driving this vehicle (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Dept.) Man wanted by police seen driving this vehicle (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Dept.)
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KAIT) -

Poplar Bluff police say they have received numerous calls positively identifying a man sought in a “suspicious activity” case.

Captain David Sutton said officers will attempt to speak with the man about a complaint filed against him.

The truck's owner called police and said the man was “simply test driving the truck,” Sutton said. The owner did not know the man, nor did he have any knowledge of the encounter at Hobby Lobby.

Sutton stressed that the truck's owner is not a person of interest in the investigation.

On Wednesday, a woman told police as she was leaving Hobby Lobby, 715 N. Westwood Blvd., the man seen in the photos approached her.

The man identified himself as “store security,” said Sutton.

The man reportedly told the woman if she stole anything, she should give it to him.

When the woman suggested calling the police, the man walked to a nearby convenience store, Sutton said.

Hobby Lobby management told police the man does not work for them.

Sutton said it is unclear at this time if any laws have been violated; however, police are interested in speaking with him.

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