Shoplifter attempts to conceal wine in pants - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Shoplifter attempts to conceal wine in pants

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are asking for your help in identifying a robbery suspect who injured a store employee in the process of stealing a bottle of wine.

On August 14, the suspect, described as a white man in his 40s, walked into the 3rd Ave Grocery store in the 700 block of W. 3rd around 4:30 in the afternoon.

He attempted to steal a bottle of 'Mad Dog' wine by putting it in his pants.

A store employee confronted the suspect and that's when the suspect pushed the employee who fell to the floor and injured his elbow.

The suspect then fled from the store with the bottle.

The suspect is described as a white man, 5'9" and had a balding head of red and gray hair. He is described as having a scraggly beard and was wearing a gray sweatshirt.

If you have information on this suspect's whereabouts, you are asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

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