Juneau police arrest man suspected of armed shoplifting

Monday, June 4th 2018, 4:43 am AKDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A man suspected of using a knife to threaten employees at a Juneau store has been arrested. 

The Juneau Empire reports 39-year-old Patrick "Biscuit" Kane Jr. was charged Saturday with robbery, felony assault and theft. 

Employees of Juneau's Home Depot on May 22 told police they tried to stop a man who left the store with $400 in unpaid merchandise. 

Employees struggled with the man and a customer tried to hold the suspect. 

The witnesses said the man pulled out a knife, threatened to stab the employees and the customer, ran off and fled in a blue pickup. 

Store employees identified a second man who had been with the suspect. 

The second man was found with unpaid items underneath his clothing and charged with concealment of merchandise. 

Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, 

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