• Police search for man in Fred Meyer theft and assault

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    PUYALLUP, Wash. - Police are asking for help in finding a suspected thief who they say assaulted a loss prevention worker at Fred Meyer at 1100 North Meridian Avenue in Puyallup.

    Law enforcement said the man was caught on surveillance video trying to take $400 in merchandise around 12:20 p.m. on Feb. 27.

    While trying to flee the store with a cart of goods, the man punched a female loss prevention officer a couple of times, police said.

    He did get away with a $70 jacket he was wearing, officials said.

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    The Puyallup Police Department said the man appears to be a Pacific Islander in his early 20s who weighs about 180 pounds and is 5 feet 11 inches tall.  Officials said his hair was tied back in a ponytail and the sides of his head appeared to be partially shaved.

    Anyone with information is asked to call (253) 770-3343, or email police at tips@ci.puyallup.wa.us.




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