It's not the first time loss prevention officers have encountered this suspect, wanted for trying to get items out of the store, and pulled out a knife, when he was approached.
Investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Robbery Unit are asking for the public’s help in locating an unknown suspect wanted for a commercial armed robbery of a Target store located in the Mission Valley area of San Diego.
On March 25, 2018, at approximately 10:00 p.m., a loss prevention officer (LPO) noticed a male inside the Target store located at 1288 Camino Del Rio North, in San Diego. The LPO recognized the male from previous encounters.
As the LPO was monitoring the male, he saw the male grab three memory cards and attempt to remove them from their security cases.
The male then went to the bedding area of the store and used a towel to conceal the cases. The male then removed one of the memory cards and placed it inside his pant pocket.
The LPO confronted the male. The male placed the towel on the ground and walked towards the exit.
The LPO followed the male.
As the male was near the exit door, he pulled out a folding razor knife from his waistband and told the LPO to stand back.
The male left the store and was last seen getting into an early 2000’s gray Cadillac CTS.
Suspect’s Description: The suspect is described as a White male, approximately 28-years-old, 6”0” tall, 170 lbs., wearing a tan colored long sleeve dress shirt, blue jeans, and black tennis shoes.
Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call the SDPD’s Robbery Unit at (619) 531-2299 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips.
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