Man steals items from store, attempts to punch employee as he flees

Photo provided by St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 1:00pm

UPDATE - Keith Tillman, 17, of Bayour Vista,  was arrested on October 29 for Theft of Goods and Simple Battery.

After releasing a photo of the subject to the public, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office received several tips that included information that led to the identification, location, and arrest of Tillman.

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ORIGINAL: The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the perpetrator of a theft and battery.

On October 22 at approximately 6:00 p.m., St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of shoplifting at Walmart in Bayou Vista.

Deputies learned that the shoplifter pushed and then attempted to punch an employee before running from the store. Deputies searched the area but were unable to locate the subject.

The theft of food and personal computer software, as well as the battery of the store employee, were captured on video surveillance.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office is reaching out to the community for assistance in identifying the shoplifter. A still photo of the subject is being released to the public for review. Anyone with information regarding the person pictured in the photo may contact the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office at 337-828-1960 or 985-384-1622. 

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