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.
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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.
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.