Facebook tips lead to arrest of shoplifting suspect

Middleburg woman accused of stealing jewelry from Target stores

Published On: Jan 30 2013 01:55:31 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 03 2013 04:16:03 PM EST
Clay County Target jewelry theft
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -

Clay County detectives, acting on a tip from Facebook, arrested a 24-year-old Middleburg woman Thursday in connection four thefts of jewelry from stores between October and December.

The tip that led to the arrest of Duzti Jo Davis came after the Sheriff's Office released information and a surveillance photo on Dec. 21 showing a woman shoplifting from the Target store on Wells Road on October and a request for information.

According to deputies, the photo showed the thief leaving Target after stashing dozens of silver necklaces in the bottom of her bag. Detectives say a woman matching the same description had stolen jewelry from the Target stores on County Road 200 on Oct. 26 and Dec. 20 and back at the Wells Road store on Dec. 21.

Clay County Sheriff's Office's Facebook friends identified the woman in the picture as Davis. By the time deputies arrested her at her Periwinkle Avenue home Thursday morning, she had shaved her head.

Davis was booked into the Clay County jail on three counts of retail theft of $300 or more. Bond was set at $10,003.

Detectives believe Davis may also be responsible for some outstanding retail thefts in Duval County.