PALMDALE – Palmdale detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating three suspects who tried to steal laptops from a store and then attacked an employee who tried to stop them, authorities said.
The incident happened on June 5 at Best Buy, located at 39330 10th Street West in Palmdale, according to Palmdale Station Detective Rios.
Rios said the trio entered the store around 10:30 a.m. and each suspect grabbed two laptops.
The suspects were about to leave the store when they were confronted by an employee. The suspects threatened to kill that employee, and then attacked another employee who tried to stop them from fleeing, Rios said.
The employee suffered lacerations on his face from the attack.
Rios said the men were not able to take the merchandise with them during their escape.
“We want to know if anyone saw any suspicious vehicle behind the store because I think that’s where their car was parked at,” Rios said.
Their images were taken from a surveillance video, which captured them entering the store.
If you recognize any of the three suspects or know where they may be hiding, contact Detective Rios at 661-272-2466.