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Police Stop Thief in Action at Wilmington Grocery Store

WILMINGTON -- An attack at a Wilmington grocery store proves police officers are always on the job.

Police say 22-year-old Timothy Barnes of Burgaw attacked an off-duty Wilmington police officer, after he tried to stop Barnes from stealing DVDs.

Police say Barnes took the DVDs from the Harris Teeter on South College Road.

Officer B.W. Mattox tried to stop him. Police say Barnes punched Mattox and began to wrestle with him.

Barnes was eventually arrested.

Reported by Kacey Gaumer

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