Arvada police: Man held knife at store employee, forced her to walk around before leaving

Posted at 10:16 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 00:16:35-05

ARVADA, Colo. – Police in Arvada need your help to find a man suspected of forcing an employee to walk around a clothing store at knife-point.

Police do not yet have a clear picture of what happened, but said he was in a store near W. 52nd Avenue and Vance Street acting strange.

When a female employee approached the man, he produced a knife and started forcing the woman to walk around the store at knife-point, according to Arvada Police Detective David Snelling.

This happened at around 7:15 p.m., police said.

It’s not clear how the woman was able to get a way, but Snelling said she sustained a cut from the incident. The man got away without stealing anything, according to police.

If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to call the Arvada Police Department at (720) 898-6900.