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Sears Shoplifter Pulls Knife on Store Employees

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A shopper at a Los Angeles Sears store allegedly awarded himself the ol' five finger discount, and when confronted, threatened employees with a knife in the parking lot.

The Los Angeles Police Department are turning to the public to help them identify and locate the violent suspected thief.

The incident took place on November 13 at about 1:20 p.m. at the Sears at 2050 E. Olympic Boulevard. The suspect concealed clothing and shoes on his person, then exited the store without paying, says the LAPD. When store workers approached him in the parking lot, the suspect brandished a six-inch knife and threatened the employees with it. He left the scene with the stolen merchandise.

Surveillance video shows the suspect inside the store.

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He's described as an 18- to 20-year-old Hispanic male, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighing about 150 pounds. He had the initials “LA” tattooed on top of his right hand and was wearing a large, dark-colored jacket and black baseball cap.