Deputies try to ID cellphone thief

Published On: Apr 02 2013 02:20:02 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 02 2013 02:23:09 PM EDT

Deputies in Clay County are trying to identify a man who stole a cellphone at a shoe store in the Orange Park Mall.

Deputies said the victim was trying on shoes while seated on a bench in Foot Action just five feet away from the check-out counter.

When the victim stood to pay for the shoes, he left his cellphone on the bench. One of the shoppers then casually picked up the cellphone and left the store with it while the victim stood just a few feet away.

Anyone with any information on the thief's identity is asked to call the Clay County Sheriff's Office at 904-264-6512.