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.

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.