Man threatens Trader Joe's employees in Palms after fleeing with liquor

PALMS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles police are asking for the public's help to identify a man who entered a Trader Joe's in Palms, loaded his backpack with liquor, left without paying and then threatened employees with a knife.

The robbery occurred at the specialty grocery store in the 10700 block of National Boulevard at about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Employees confronted the man who then allegedly threatened them with a knife.

He was described as a Hispanic man about 6 feet tall, 200 pounds with long black hair tied back into a ponytail. The suspect was last seen wearing a dark sweater, dark shorts and gray and black tennis shoes.

Anyone with information on this case was asked to contact L.A. Police Department Robbery Detective Keyzer at (310) 482-6369.
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