A shoplifter threatened store employees with a switchblade at a Central El Paso store, and the police are asking for help to identify the armed robber through the Crime of The Week.
On Jan. 15, a man on a scooter entered a Target store in Bassett Place, 6001 Gateway West Blvd. The man placed the scooter in a shopping cart and began to grab various items throughout the store. Loss prevention employees noticed that the man was putting merchandise inside a backpack and walking towards the exit.
When loss prevention employees confronted the man, he pulled out a switchblade and threatened them.
The man fled the store in a black scooter and took various electronic items.
He is 5 feet, 7 inches, with black hair. He was wearing a black and white baseball cap, a black facemask, a black hooded jacket, a white shirt, black pants, and black athletic shoes.
Anyone with any information can call Crime Stoppers of El Paso at 915-566-8477 (TIPS) or leave a tip online at www.crimestoppersofelpaso.org.
Tipsters can remain anonymous. If the tip leads to an arrest, they may qualify for a cash reward.
This article originally appeared on El Paso Times: Suspect pulls switchblade on Target employees while shoplifting