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Man wanted for assaulting Walgreens employee in Virginia Beach

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Nov 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-20 15:32:03-05

Virginia Beach, Va. – Police are searching for a man wanted for trying to steal items from a local store, and assaulting a store employee, police tell NewsChannel 3.

It happened on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at approximately 3:15 p.m. at the Walgreens located at 856 South Military Hwy. in Virginia Beach.

The person in the above surveillance images entered the store and attempted to steal items from within the store. When confronted, the suspect assaulted the loss prevention employee, police tell NewsChannel 3.

The suspect is described as a black male, 25-35 years of age, 5’9”- 5’11”, and weighs about 225-240 pounds, according to police.

The suspect may possibly be driving a silver van and is believed to be responsible for other larcenies at Walgreens.

If you can identify this person, call Virginia Beach Police.

This case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or by texting “VBTIP” and the information to CRIMES (274637).

Tipsters remain anonymous and could be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward if their information leads to an arrest.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.