Robbery Investigation

Jan 24, 2013 9:28 AM

Georgetown Shoplifting Incident Turns Violent

Police in Georgetown continue to search for the suspect in a shoplifting incident that turned violent Wednesday afternoon.

Police say a man left the Georgetown Shoes (Outfitters Connection) store with a pair of boots that he did not pay for. A clerk followed the man into the parking lot and asked him to pay for the merchandise or return it. When he refused, the clerk grabbed the man's arm. Police say at that point, the suspect hit the clerk in the face, then pulled a large knife and threatened to cut her throat if she didn't back off. As the suspect headed away from the clerk, toward a nearby fence, he threatened to kill the clerk, her child, who was in the store, and the owner.

Police described the suspect as a white male in his late 20's or early 30's. He was wearing blue jeans, a camouflage jacket and a black hat with a blue UK logo on the front. The jacket was described as "way over-sized" for the suspect's build and appeared to be "bulging at the seams" with stolen merchandise. He had tattoos of the word E V I L on his fingers, just below his knuckles, and what appeared to be Ninja throwing stars (Shuriken) on the back of his hands.

There was a silver late model car, possible a Toyota Camry, in the parking lot at the time of the incident. Police say they hope that the the driver of the vehicle might be able to provide more information.

If you have any information, call Georgetown Police at 502-863-7826.

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