San Jacinto police officers are on the hunt for a man who allegedly threatened a Wal-Mart employee before fleeing with merchandise, it was reported today.
According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, officials responded to a report of a robbery at 1:50 p.m. today at the Wal-Mart located in the 1800 block of South Jacinto Avenue.
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“The investigation revealed that a black male in his late 30s, wearing a white T-shirt and grey pants entered the store, took merchandise and left without paying,” Sgt. Rose McKinney said in a report.
When a Wal-Mart loss prevention officer attempted to detain the man, the suspect pulled a metal object from a backpack and threatened the employee.
The suspect fled on foot.
A search of the area for the man was not successful.
No one was injured during the incident.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Officer Pollitt or the San Jacinto Police Department’s Detective Bureau at 951-654-2702.