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Suspected Shoplifter Pulls Gun on LP Associate

A suspect who was confronted by a loss prevention associate at Kohl’s for allegedly stealing merchandise brandished a weapon and fled, according to Vallejo, California police. At approximately 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday at the Kohl’s on Admiral Callaghan Lane, a loss prevention associate said he witnessed a man putting “numerous pairs of jeans” into a black bag. The man is described as being a black male, bald, 6-foot, 260 pounds, wearing a white T-shirt. As the suspect approached the front of the store, the associate confronted him and he put down the bag. According to police, the suspect began to “bait” the associate by taunting him to take it outside. As the LP associate called the police, the suspect grabbed the bag and ran out of the store and got into a white Ford Fusion with dealer plates. The associate approached the car in order to take a picture and the suspect allegedly pointed a semi-automatic pistol at him through an open window. The LP associate wisely retreated and the suspect was last seen heading toward Columbus Parkway. Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Vallejo Police Department, (707) 648-4321.  [Source: Times-Herald News]

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