Robbery suspect attacks employee at Lynnwood Nordstrom Rack

LYNNWOOD, Wash. — An employee at a Nordstrom Rack store was attacked by a robbery suspect who was trying to leave the store with merchandise he had not paid for.

On April 14, Lynnwood police officers were called to Nordstrom Rack for reports that a shoplifting suspect had punched a loss prevention officer in the face, turning the crime from a theft to a robbery, according to Lynnwood Police Department public affairs and communications manager Joanna Small.

The employee told officers that the fight occurred when he tried to take the merchandise — a large armload of clothes — away from the suspect, who was trying to flee the store.

Police said the suspect got away with about $800 worth of stolen goods.

Anyone with information that may lead to the identification of the suspect is asked to call Lynnwood police at 425-670-5622.