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Armed Thief Evades Capture

Carlsbad CA— Yesterday afternoon, August 11 at 5:44 p.m., the Carlsbad Police Department was called to Sears located in the Shoppes at Carlsbad shopping center, 2561 El Camino Real regarding a person with a weapon.

Officers arrived and conducted an investigation into the person with a weapon. The investigation revealed that a white male adult, 40-50 years old, wearing a blue collared shirt and grey shorts entered the Sears department store and stole a cellular phone from the display case. The suspect was confronted both inside and outside the store by employees. While outside the store the suspect presented a knife to prevent employees from retrieving their property. The suspect fled into a brush area located between the store and Highway 78.

With the assistance of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department helicopter ASTREA, San Diego Sheriff Deputies, and an Oceanside Police Department K-9 unit, Officers searched the area but were unsuccessful in locating the suspect.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.