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Man Hides Clothes in Pants, Struggles with Security Guard in Center City Store

A man attempted to conceal stolen merchandise in his pants before threatening to stab a Center City security guard, Philadelphia police said.

A security guard noticed the suspect attempting to leave the store with what appeared to be a jacket inside his pants. When he tried to leave, a security officer approachesd the suspect. A struggle ensued before the suspect threatened to stab the security guard, police said.

The robbery happened Monday at 12:14 p.m. at a Uniqlo store located on 1608 West Chestnut Street, according to police. 

After destroying some merchandise in the fight, the man was able to flee the store with other unpaid items. He was last seen on Chestnut Street on a black mountain bike.

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The suspect is described as a black male, around 40 years old, 5-foot-8 inches tall, with a beard and mustache. He was wearing a blue bucket hat, white shirt, blue jean shorts, and white shoes.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Central Detective Division at 215-686-3013.

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