Suspected Shoplifter, Accomplice Try Hitting Elk Grove Store Employee With Car

March 2, 2017 |  

In an effort to elude apprehension, a suspected shoplifter and an accomplice tried hitting an Elk Grove grocery store employee with their vehicle.

Just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, the unknown suspect was observed shoplifting groceries at the Belair grocery store on Elk-Grove Florin Road. After leaving the store without paying, a loss prevention employee attempted to contact the male suspect in the parking lot.  

In an effort to detain the suspect who had entered the rear seat of the vehicle, the employee placed a shopping cart behind the vehicle. The female driver backed the vehicle into the shopping cart which then struck the employee. 

As the vehicle left the parking lot, the employee had to move out of the way in order to avoid being struck. The shoplifting suspects was described as a Hispanic male adult, 40’s, 5'8", 160 lbs., wearing a black hooded sweat jacket and black pants and the driver was described as a Hispanic female adults.

The vehicle was described as a black BMW. The store employee was not injured. 

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