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UPDATE: Man Surrenders in Drug Store Shoplifting Incident

By: WSAZ News Email
By: WSAZ News Email

UPDATE 12/16/13 @ 11:15 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Police say the man wanted for a shoplifting incident where a knife was brandished at an employee has been arrested.

Officers say Christopher Blair, 31, of Huntington, surrendered Monday evening.

The incident happened Saturday night at the Walgreens at the intersection of 1st Street and 4th Avenue in Huntington.

Police say Blair confessed to the crime.

He is charged with second-degree robbery.

Blair is in the Western Regional Jail.



ORIGINAL STORY 12/15/13
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police say man attempting to shoplift at a Huntington drug store, pulled a knife on an employee who confronted him.

The incident happened at the Walgreens at 1st Street and 4th Avenue Saturday night.

Police say the suspect was trying to shoplift electronics when he was confronted by the employee.

The man then fled the store, running east in the alley behind the store.

Police say the man was about 5’8”, medium build and in his late 20’s. A witness says he had a tattoo near his eye with a circle and lines similar to a child’s drawing of the sun.

He was wearing a dark hooded jacket and jeans.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the tip line at HPD 304-696-4444.


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