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Pointed knife suspected of shoplifting at Bloomfield Store Owner: PD

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield Police are looking for a shoplifting suspect after he allegedly wielded a knife at a local store owner last week, authorities said Thursday.

According to the Bloomfield Police Department, officers responded to Purple Beauty Supply at 311 Glenwood Avenue on December 1 after receiving a report of a shoplifting incident.

The store manager told officers a man walked into the business and tried to pick up hair products without paying for them. When the store owner allegedly recognized the man in a previous shoplifting incident and attempted to confront him, the man pulled out a “switchblade-type knife” and pointed it at him, said indicated the police.

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After a brief struggle, the man fled north on Glenwood Avenue, police said.

Police said the suspect was wearing a black hoodie, gray jacket, black and white sneakers, a gray hat, a black ski mask, a blue drawstring backpack and a gold middle finger ring. his left hand. Authorities released a surveillance photo of the man, which can be seen below.

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