Police: Shoplifter stuffs shirt down pants, punches officer in the face

Posted at 2:52 PM, Mar 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-12 15:03:15-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers released video of a crime hoping to generate tips that lead to an arrest.

Chesterfield Police said on Thursday, Feb. 2, at about 4:25 p.m., two men walked into the Marshall's at 4020 Meadowdale Blvd.

Police said the store’s loss-prevention officer saw one of the men put a polo shirt into his pants.

When the officer attempted to stop the man from leaving the store, police said a fight ensued. Eventually the man punched the officer in the face and ran.

Police said the two suspects drove off in a white Ford Taurus.

Call Crime Solvers at 748-0660 if you have any information on a crime in Chesterfield County or the City of Colonial Heights. You can also text a tip by typing "tip699" plus your message, sending it to the number "274637."