COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police say what started as a simple case of shoplifting turned into a robbery when a suspect pulled a knife on employees.
According to Columbus police, officers responded to a shoplifting call at a Walgreens on the 3000 block Cleveland Avenue on Friday, January 24th.
Police say Shareffe Alexander, 24, attempted to steal diapers and was confronted by Walgreens staff. Alexander drew a knife and threatened to hurt anyone who tried to stop him, according to police.
He then fled on foot to a nearby alley where police say he was quickly found and arrested with the stolen items.
The suspect already had three outstanding warrants and was charged with aggravated robbery.