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Texas shoplifting suspect allegedly threatens Target employees with switchblade when confronted

An accused shoplifter in El Paso, Texas, allegedly pulled out a switchblade and threatened store employees when confronted over the suspected theft. 

Police say a man on a scooter entered a Target store at Bassett Mall on Jan. 15, placed the scooter in a shopping cart and began to grab various items in the store. Store security employees noticed he was placing items inside a backpack prior to walking toward an exit, according to a press release about the incident.

An alleged shoplifter is accused of threatening store employees with a switchblade at a Central El Paso, Texas, store. 
(Crime Stoppers of El Paso)

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When the man was confronted by store employees, he allegedly pulled out a switchblade and threatened them. 

The suspect then took off on a black scooter with various electronic items. 

A shoplifter threatened store employees with a switchblade at a Central El Paso, Texas, store, according to authorities. 

A shoplifter threatened store employees with a switchblade at a Central El Paso, Texas, store, according to authorities. 
(Crime Stoppers of El Paso)

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The alleged shoplifter is described as a Hispanic male with a dark complexion, who is 5 feet, 7 inches tall with black hair. He was wearing a black and white baseball cap, a black face mask, a black hooded jacket, a white T-shirt, black pants and black athletic shoes at the time of the incident. 

The alleged crime was featured as the “Crime of the Week” by the Crime Stoppers of El Paso.

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Anyone with information on the identity of the alleged shoplifter should call Crime Stoppers of El Paso immediately at 915-566-8477 or contact authorities online

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