SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Springfield police are searching for a man who allegedly stole hundreds of dollars in merchandise from an Ocean State Job Lot store, and threatened a store employee with a knife.
Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that the suspect stole various items from the Boston Road store around 11:30 on the morning of March 2.
A loss prevention officer then tried to confront the man as he was leaving the store, but Delaney says the suspect tried to fight store security and threatened to stab the officer with a knife.
Police have released surveillance photos of the suspect, who is described as a white man in his 50's. He is about 5'7" tall and weighs about 180 lbs. He was wearing a baseball cap, a green hooded sweatshirt, and blue jeans.
If you have any information, you are asked to call Springfield Police at (413) 787-6355 or you can anonymously "text-a-tip."