Wilkes-Barre, PA

Police in Wilkes-Barre say, today, Thursday January 17, 2019 a complainant reported an unknown black male loaded several power tools into a shopping cart and fled the business on Spring Street without making payment  just after 5pm.

Police say an employee attempted to stop the suspect at which time the suspect displayed a taser type weapon and threatened the employee.

Authorities say the suspect deposited the tools in a newer model black Nissan Ultima then fled the area, no registration plate was available at the time of reporting.

The suspect is described as  a black male with black/gray hair & beard and was wearing blue jeans, tan boots, a camouflage jacket and black cap. Anyone recognizing the suspect’s image is asked to contact 911.