Cops: Knife-wielding man chased pharmacy employees, stole Dove soap

Philadelphia Police Department

The Philadelphia Police Department is looking for a man in connection with a bizarre incident at a Fairmount pharmacy.

Cops said that shortly after 8:30 p.m. onDec. 25, a man was inside the Rite Aid pharmacy at 20thandFairmount when a female employee “attempted to stop the suspect for suspected shoplifting.” The PPD went on to saythat once the employee stopped the man, “he pulled a pocketknife, chasing the employees [and] threatening them.”

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The suspect reportedlyescaped the fracas with “multiple bars of Dove soap.” Luckily, thestore manager was not injured, cops said.

The suspect is described as a 45-year-old black male, bald, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 220 pounds with a beard, and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants.

Authorities insisted that members of the public should not approach the suspect and should instead immediately call 911. Tips can also be phoned to215-686-TIPS (8477) or texted to PPDTIP (773847). Tipsters can also leave information online.

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