Shoplifting suspect attacked officer while leaving Westgate Mall say police

Photo courtesy Spartanburg Police Department Facebook

SPARTANBURG (WSPA) – Spartanburg Police need help identifying a shoplifting suspect who they say attacked a store theft officer outside Westgate Mall.

Investigators released a photo of a man and a car they say he used to leave the area in the incident on January 11.

Spartanburg Police say the man was stopped by a loss prevention officer at Belk for an alleged theft. We’re told the man assaulted the agent to get away.

He left the mall in a blue Buick sedan with an Upstate Auto Auction paper tag according to a post on the department Facebook page. The vehicle also has a broken back passengers side window.

Anyone with information is asked to call SPD Investigator Gallman at (864) 415-2532 or the crime tip line at (864) 573-0000.

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Photo courtesy Spartanburg Police Department Facebook
Photo courtesy Spartanburg Police Department Facebook

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