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Man Steals Phone from Sears and Threatens Employees

On August 11 at 5:44 p.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department was called to the Sears located at 2561 El Camino Real regarding a person with a knife.  

Officers arrived and began an investigation. The investigation revealed that a 40-50-year- old, white male adult, wearing a blue collared shirt and grey shorts entered the Sears department store and stole a cellular phone from a display case.

The man was confronted both inside and outside the store by employees.

While outside the store the man brandished 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 unable to locate the suspect.  

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.  

For more information
Lieutenant Jeffery Smith, 760-931-2115 or jeffery.smith@carlsbadca.gov  

Police media contact
Jodee Sasway, Public Information Officer, 760-931-2105 or jodee.sasway@carlsbadca.gov

August 14, 2017