Would-be shoplifter threatens store manager with a baton

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The suspect entered a Safeway store in Prescott Valley at around 5 p.m. on Sunday. (Source: Prescott Valley Police Department) The suspect entered a Safeway store in Prescott Valley at around 5 p.m. on Sunday. (Source: Prescott Valley Police Department)
The man is seen leaving with about $700 worth of merchandise in his shopping cart.  (Source: Prescott Valley Police Department) The man is seen leaving with about $700 worth of merchandise in his shopping cart. (Source: Prescott Valley Police Department)
PRESCOTT VALLEY (3TV/CBS 5) -

A man who tried to shoplift $700 worth of merchandise in Prescott Valley Sunday ran off empty-handed.

Security cameras inside a Safeway supermarket at 7720 State Highway 69 captured the suspect pushing a loaded shopping cart as he left the store at around 5 p.m.

The man gave up the cart when he was confronted by a manager outside the store.

The suspect threatened the manager with an expandable baton, according to Prescott Valley Police Sgt. Jason Kaufman.

The manager said the suspect then ran off through the parking lot.    

Police describe the culprit as white and in his late 30s. He is about 6’ tall and weighs 190 pounds. He has brown hair and a long beard.

The suspect was last seen wearing blue jeans and a gray sweatshirt.  

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