Store Employee Hurt During Strong Arm Robbery

POPLAR BLUFF, MO. (KMOX) – A WalMart employee who tried to stop an alleged shoplifter suffered injuries to his head and a foot.

Police have released a surveillance camera photo of the man who was taking merchandise out of the store at 300 South Westwood Boulevard in Poplar Bluff Wednesday.

After striking the employee , the suspect ran without the merchandise but police say the items were then picked up by bystander who left the store with the merchandise.

Police have also released a surveillance camera photo of that person. suspect2 Store Employee Hurt During Strong Arm Robbery

Anyone with information as to the identity of either (or both) of these subjects is encouraged to contact the Poplar Bluff Police Department at 573-785-5776.

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