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February 19, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Shoplifting suspect fatally stricken at Belfair

The Associated Press BREMERTON — A suspected shoplifter who collapsed while fleeing from a grocery store in Belfair later died at a hospital. The Kitsap County sheriff’s office says a loss-prevention employee confronted the man just before the store closed Sunday as he was rolling a shopping cart out the door loaded with alcoholic beverages. The Kitsap Sun…


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November 29, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Shoplifter uses ukulele in convenience-store attack

Seattle police say a shoplifter used an unusual weapon – a ukulele – to attack a convenience-store employee in West Seattle earlier this week. Police spokesman Jonah Spangenthal-Lee said the incident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday at a store near Delridge Way Southwest and Southwest Myrtle Street. A man and woman, who appeared to be in their early…


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February 28, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Macy's employee stabbed by shoplifter in Puyallup

A loss prevention officer at the Puyallup Macy’s store was stabbed in the stomach last night after trying to catch two teens suspected of stealing merchandise. According to Puyallup police, the 21-year-old officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being stabbed by a 17-year-old boy just after 7 p.m. Two plainclothes police officers at the South Hill Mall…


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October 31, 2011 at 11:27 AM

Security guard assaulted at Lynnwood Wal-Mart

Have you seen this guy? The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office says he assaulted a security officer at a Lynnwood-area Wal-Mart store a couple weeks ago. The Sheriff’s Office says the man walked into the Wal-Mart store at 1400 164th Street Southwest on Oct. 17 and tried to shoplift some items. When he was confronted by store security,…


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