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A New Cumberland man tried to walk out of a Goldsboro Walmart with $539.68 worth of merchandise Saturday night, police said.

Adam Andrew Lentz, 40, of 34 Crescent Drive, is charged with one count of retail theft, according to police.

At around 8:20 p.m., an asset protection associate of Walmart on 50 Newberry Parkway reported to police that they witnessed Lentz place many items in his cart, including a $60 speaker system, and try to leave the store without paying, according to police.

Two associates observed Lentz walking past the cash registers without paying for the items, police said.

They confronted Lentz outside the grocery section of the store and found he had 81 items in his cart that he didn't pay for, police said.

Lentz was released on his own recognizance, according to documents.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com

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