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This Guy Pulled A Knife On Trader Joe's Workers During Liquor Heist, Police Say

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Police are looking for a man who allegedly pulled a knife on Trader Joe's employees before making off with a backpack full of liquor. The alleged theft happened yesterday at about 12:45 p.m. at the Trader Joe's in the 10700 block of National Blvd. in Palms, according to a release from the LAPD. The man is accused of walking into the store and filling his backpack with liquor, then walking out without paying for the booze. When Trader Joe's workers tried to stop him, they say he pulled out a knife and threatened them.

The man has been described as Hispanic, with long black hair in a ponytail with a beard and mustache. He's about 6", 200 pounds and was last seen waring a dark-colored sweater, dark-colored shorts and grey and black tennis shoes.

Anyone with information can call Pacific Area Robbery Detective Keyzer at 310-482-6369 or the Pacific Watch Commander at 310-482-6334. Anonymous tips may be submitted via