PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police are searching for a man accused of robbing a grocery store in Northeast Philadelphia.

Authorities say around 6:15 p.m. Monday, a man entered the ShopRite on Frankford Avenue in Mayfair, selected four cans of baby formula and left the store without paying.

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When an employee stopped the suspect, police say he pulled out a syringe and said, “I have a dirty needle.”

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Authorities say the man then dropped the items and fled the scene in the parking lot.

Police describe the suspect as a white male, 20-years-old, 6’0”, around 170-180 pounds with a thin build. He was wearing a white tank top, black jeans, black sneakers and a black book bag.

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Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to contact the Philadelphia Police Department.