TENINO — Police seek a suspect who attempted to steal about $1,100 in tools from Ace Hardware, but fled when confronted by employees at his car.
Tenino Police Department describe the suspect as a white male about 30 years old.
Police report that at about 6:10 p.m. Monday the man loaded a cart full of tools in about 10 minutes. He walked out of the hardware story into the produce department of the grocery store, then looped around and walked out with the cart.
When employees confronted him at his care he gave up the cart full of tools and “peeled out of the parking lot,” almost hitting an employee. Police said he almost hit another car on the road.
The suspect was last seen driving west in a small black car with a white hood on Sussex Avenue East.
Anyone with information about the case can call the dispatch non-emergency line at 360-704-2740 and reference Tenino case number 2019-00143 for Officer White.