Los Alamos County Police responded to reports of an attempted shoplifting Friday, March 14 at the Jemez House Thrift Store in White Rock. A male subject entered the store and attempted to conceal merchandise without paying for it and was confronted by several store patrons.
While witnesses were attempting to call police, the subject forced his way passed the patrons and left in his vehicle. One of the patrons sustained an injury during this process. The male is described as approximately 40 years of age, 6’2” tall and around 230-250 pounds. He will be facing aggravated battery charges as a result of this investigation.
The male left in a black Mazda 4-door that did not have a license plate. It had a temporary registration sticker that was removed by the suspect(s) during time they were fleeing the scene. Three other persons were passengers in the escape vehicle to include two children around 10-12 years of age.
The vehicle was followed by another store patron who confirmed it leaving Los Alamos County. Another Patron took several photos of the car as it fled.
Los Alamos Police are offering up to a $250 reward for information leading to the apprehension of the suspect(s). Anyone with any information as to the identity of the registered owner of the vehicle or any persons involved should contact Det. Sgt. Oliver Morris at 505.662.8281 or Det. Paige Early at 505.662.8274.