Suspect charged after $2K in textbooks stolen from Nashville college bookstore


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 20-year-old has been arrested a year after more than $2,000 in textbooks were stolen from a college bookstore and sold to another bookstore in Gallatin.

Juaqkeib Lee, 20, was charged Monday with theft of merchandise.

On January 30, 2018, Metro police said employees of the bookstore at Nashville State Community College noticed two people grabbing textbooks, valued at $2,136.50, then leaving the store quickly without paying for them.

The store manager alerted school security who watched the suspects leave the bookstore and then followed their vehicle as they drove across the street to Textbook Brokers on White Bridge Pike.

Lee reportedly went inside and tried to sell back some of the textbooks but left.

He then went to Textbook Brokers in Gallatin where he sold back some of the books, investigators said.

Lee was charged with theft, as well as driving on a suspended license.

Police have not said if the other suspect has been charged.

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