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Phila. Cops Seeking Man Who Tried To Steal 10 Boxes of Mucinex

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(Image from surveillance video provided by Phila. PD)

(Image from surveillance video provided by Phila. PD)

(Photo by Ed Fischer) Robin Culverwell
Robin Culverwell has been an editor, reporter and anchor for KYW...
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By Robin Culverwell

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police are looking for the man who tried to steal ten boxes of an over-the-counter decongestant from a Walmart store in the city’s Richmond section.

A security officer at the store, on Wheatsheaf Lane, recognized the man from a theft two days earlier, and security video shows him stuffing the boxes of Mucinex into a backpack.

The man then walked past all the checkout clerks and tried to leave the store, so the security officer stopped him and identified herself.

She then tried to lead him to the security office, police say, but he wrestled himself free and, in doing so, twisted her elbow.

He then threw the stolen merchandise at the officer the left the store.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late 20s, about 5′ 8″ inches tall, with brown hair and a light beard.

Video of the suspect was posted on the Philadelphia Police Youtube channel.



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