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Shoplifters shot their way out of Sears, police say

Posted at 9:28 AM, Dec 16, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Two shoplifters shot their way out of a Sears store, police said.

Investigators said the thieves collected several hundred dollars worth of merchandise Wednesday night by the time they were confronted by loss prevention personnel at the store at Southgate.

One of the suspects threatened the workers with a knife and the suspects tried to run out of the store.

"When the suspects tried to leave, they found the doors had been locked," Colorado Springs Police said. "It was near closing time and store employees had locked them to prevent customers from coming in."

Police said one of the suspects pulled out a gun, threatened the employees, then started shooting at the glass door.

The suspects got away and no one was hurt.

Police said the suspect with the gun was a Hispanic man in his late teens or early 20's, approximately 5'9" tall with a thin build.

The suspect with the knife was described as a Hispanic man in his late teens or early 20's who was 5'5" tall with medium build, shaved head and a thin mustache.

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