Thief Surrenders Hours After His Photo Is Shared

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department says a man who used a hatchet and shot a BB gun during three robberies in the East County surrendered hours after his photos were shared by news media.

The Sheriff's Department released the photos of a man who they say threatened an electronics store employee and shot a BB gun at Walmart workers, hitting one.The crimes happened at the Best Buy in La Mesa and Walmart stores in El Cajon and Santee.

Investigators say the man pulled a hatchet when a loss prevention officer caught him stealing a camera from one of the stores.He shot a BB or CO2 handgun several times at a manager while he was trying to escape with at least two rifle style BB guns he'd stolen.

That same night he fired his gun in another store, hitting an employee.

You can read the release with dates of the crimes HERE.

Photo Credit: SD County Sheriff's Department

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