LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Lexington Police Department said Wednesday afternoon that officials have identified a man caught on surveillance video pulling a knife as he’s confronted about stealing clothes.
Police spokeswoman Brenna Angel says authorities are searching for 35-year-old James A. Oakley Jr. of Nicholasville. A warrant for first-degree robbery has been issued in the case, she said.
Police say that on Sept. 17, officers were dispatched to the TJ Maxx on West Lowry Lane for a robbery report.
The loss prevention employee said a man was spotted leaving the store wearing pants, a belt and a white T-shirt for which he had not paid.
When the loss prevention employee approached the man, the suspect pulled out a knife from his pocket in a threatening manner and fled the store.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Lexington Police at (8590 258-3600.
Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting ‘LEX PD’ plus your tip to ‘CRIMES’. You can also call (859) 253-2020 or go to www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.
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