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.