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Police: Knife-wielding man steals from Phoenix Home Depot

Posted at 8:46 AM, Feb 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-10 19:28:40-05

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man accused of threatening an employee with a knife as he stole from a Phoenix Home Depot in January. 

According to Silent Witness, on the afternoon of January 29, a man described as 28 to 34 years old, entered the Home Depot near Tatum Boulevard and Bell Road. 

Police say the man shoplifted a DeWalt hammer drill from the tool section.

When a loss prevention employee attempted to confront the suspect, he reportedly pulled out a knife, causing the employee to back away. 

The suspect was last seen leaving the area in a silver four-door Acura. 

Police describe the suspect as 5 feet 8 inches and weighing 175 pounds. 

If you have any information on the identity of this man, you are asked to call 480-WITNESS, you can remain anonymous.