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Rincon Police seek public’s help to find female subject in theft and assault
Takyah Berry

Staff Reports

 [This story has been updated to reflect that one subject is still at large.]

RINCON -- The Rincon Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance locating one more subject who stole more than $2,000 worth of merchandise and assaulted a 68-year-old Lowe’s employee who made contact with them as they exited the store.

“The Rincon Police Department is still searching for the female suspect involved in the theft an assault at Lowes in June. Takyah Berry is still at large,” said the July 24 release from Rincon PD.

“We are seeking the public’s assistance to bring her in. On the same day we released the assault and theft in Rincon, Takyah committed a similar theft at Walmart in Chatham County. If you see her, call 9-1-1 and do not try and approach her.”

On June 25, three subjects went inside the Lowes store, 5150 Hwy. 21 S., Rincon, loaded multiple items into shopping carts and exited the store without paying for the merchandise. Lowes employee, Donna Hansbrough, attempted to stop one of the subjects by grabbing the shopping cart. Hansbrough did not at any time make contact with any person.

The Rincon Police Department reported that Joseph Berry (Takyah’s uncle) was apprehended by the Jacksonville Sheriff Department in Jacksonville, Florida, on July 22 and is in custody.

According to police reports, the cart that Hansbrough grabbed was in possession of subject Takyah Berry. After Hansbrough grabbed the cart, Berry struck Hansbrough in the face three times causing the victim’s right eye to swell and blacken.

The total value of the stolen merchandise is $2,101.00. According to Detective Darrien Vance of the Rincon Police Dept., another subject, Jarmar Lawton, was arrested by Georgia State Patrol during a traffic stop and is being held in Chatham County on unrelated charges. Vance added the subjects in the Rincon case may face multiple charges including felony robbery and elder abuse, among others.