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Dougherty County School Police raided an Albany bookstore Friday afternoon. At Dork's Textbooks on Gillionville Road, investigators seized 41 textbooks and 46 Texas Instruments calculators that belong to the school system.

The books are worth $3600. Investigators aren't sure of the value of the calculators yet.

A store manager called school police last week after they bought five textbooks from 18-year old Dontevious Hosley and got suspicious. Dorks Marketing Director Chris Matthews said, "I fished for information from the customer and found out where he went to high school so I contacted the high school immediately and let them know that I possibly had some stolen books."

Police began investigating and found the book store had a lot more material taken from Albany schools. Sgt. Derra Salter said, "they actually got the books through students, through the investigation, through students as of right now who are taking the textbooks and removing them from the schools and selling them at the bookstore in exchange for money."

School police charged Hosley with theft. They're looking for one other person of interest they believe sold books to the store. They also haven't ruled out potential theft by receiving charges against store employees as the investigation continues.

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