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Burglar Found Hiding in Clothes Bin at Goodwill

Karim Tawfik was caught allegedly burglarizing the store on Highway 92 in Woodstock early Wednesday morning.

Karim Tawfik, 24, has been charged with burglary, criminal trespassing, misdemeanor obstruction and possession of tools for commission of crime. Credit: Cherokee Sheriff's Office
Karim Tawfik, 24, has been charged with burglary, criminal trespassing, misdemeanor obstruction and possession of tools for commission of crime. Credit: Cherokee Sheriff's Office
A Woodstock man has been arrested for allegedly burglarizing a store early Wednesday morning. 

Karim Tawfik, 24, was arrested by Woodstock police officers as he was allegedly caught in the act of burglarizing Goodwill, located at 9425 Highway 92, the Woodstock Police Department said in a news release. 

At around 2:50 a.m., Corporal Ron Sinfelt and officer Yvonne Letzin both responded to an alarm call at the store. When they arrived, the noticed the bay door at the store was "partially open," agency spokeswoman Brittany Duncan said. 

With the help of other officers and the Acworth Police Department's K-9 Unit, Tawfik was found hiding in a clothes bin covered with purses, Duncan said. 

Tawfik is behind bars at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center and has been charged with burglary, criminal trespassing, misdemeanor obstruction and possession of tools for commission of crime. 

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Stephen Guy Hardin January 16, 2014 at 08:25 AM
Goodwill...? Really? What could he possibly want to steal that he couldn't walk in during business hours and buy for $1.25. Maybe he got lost and thought he was breaking into Target.
L Williams January 17, 2014 at 09:27 AM
Well, the identifying "tat" on his face is probably not the smartest thing he ever did either...

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