Phoenix police sergeant is accused of shoplifting

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX (AP) -- A Phoenix police officer has resigned after being cited on suspicion of shoplifting.

Police say Sgt. Mike Gurry was given a criminal citation and released Tuesday for allegedly stealing an undisclosed amount of merchandise from a hobby store in northeast Phoenix.

They say Gurry later resigned from the police department.

KPHO-TV says Gurry was a 29-year veteran and since he quit and wasn't fired, he's still eligible to collect his pension.

He worked as a community action officer in Phoenix's Black Mountain Precinct.

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