Accused Shoplifter Arrested after Pulling Gun on Store Workers

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A shoplifting attempt took a dangerous turn and put a suspect behind bars Saturday.

Police say Bilal Lyles tried to steal merchandise from the Gabriel Brothers store in Kanawha City.

It all happened at about 7 p.m.

Store employees tried to stop him but he wouldn't listen they tackled him to the ground.

Police say Lyles then pulled out a gun and threatened store workers.

No one was hurt. Lyles was arrested.

Lyles is 20-years-old and police say he has a criminal history of drugs and assault charges.

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