Nashville police searching for violent shoplifter www.privateofficer.com
NASHVILLE, Tenn.Aug 5 2012- Metro Police are searching for a brazen shoplifter who was accused of stealing merchandise and threatening employees at several local CVS stores.
Police have released surveillance video of the suspect. Store security agents said they’re worried this professional shoplifter is going to hurt someone.
CVS says employees said that man walks in as if he’s talking on a cell phone and then starts pulling items off of shelves then shoves them into his pants. CVS says he wears two pairs of pants, which lets him stick merchandise into pockets without anyone noticing.
Metro Police say the man has hit at least six CVS stores in the Nashville area since May. According to CVS security he threatens to hurt or kill anyone who gets in his way.
In one case he told the employee he shoplifted for a living.
A Metro Police officer chased him once, but he got away. As he was running he reached into his pants and threw away $250 in merchandise.
CVS security says he’s been spotted in several other stores including ones on Charlotte Pike, Nolensville Road, Murfreesboro Road and Gallatin Road. Hermitage and South Precinct detectives have been investigating the cases. They’re hoping someone can identify the man and call police. CVS worries he may become violent and someone will get hurt.
CVS says if police catch the man they will press charges that will include assault, evading arrest and trespassing. This same man is not only accused of shoplifting in CVS stores, but he has hit several Walgreens stores as well.
Anyone with information about the crime was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.