WATCH: West Chester police seek shoplifting suspect who assaults Walmart employee

West Chester Police are investigating an assault of a Walmart employee that occurred during the course of a theft at the West Chester store on July 17.

West Chester Police are asking for help to find a shoplifter who was seen on video assaulting a Walmart employee last month.

The incident occurred at around 8:30 a.m. July 17 at the store on Cincinnati Dayton Road. An unidentified suspect got into a confrontation with a Walmart employee while attempting to flee the store with stolen merchandise totaling $60. Once he got away from the employee, he ran to a silver vehicle in the parking lot, removed the license plate and drove away.

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Police are asking anyone who may have information related to this crime or who may know the identity of the suspect to contact the West Chester Police Department at 513-777-2231 or Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.

Tips also can be submitted online through the WCPD anonymous tip line.

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