PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police in Philadelphia are searching for a man they say robbed a CVS Pharmacy earlier this month.READ MORE: Flyers' Keith Yandle Ties Doug Jarvis' NHL Iron Man Streak At 964 Straight Games
The incident happened on March 6th at a CVS in the 7500 of City Avenue. Police say the suspect walked around the store and stuffed several items into his coat, then left the store without paying. An employee witnessed the man leaving the store and attempted to prevent the theft but was instead struck by the suspect.READ MORE: Nicholas Bednarek Identified As Man Killed In Cheltenham Crash That Injured 4 Other Teens
The employee suffered severe lacerations as the result of the attack. The suspect, who is described as a white man, 5’7”-5’8”, 150 pounds with light facial hair, was seen running away eastbound on Haverford Avenue.
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.MORE NEWS: Police Believe Suburban Philadelphia Homes Being Targeted By Organized Theft Ring: 'You Don't Think Of It Happening Here'