Handcuffed Shoplifting Suspect Escapes From Custody

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By Lindsay Hood
|  Tuesday, Aug 17, 2010  |  Updated 1:23 PM PDT
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Handcuffed Shoplifting Suspect Escapes From Custody

Carlsbad Police

Carlsbad Police are still looking for a shoplifting suspect on Monday, after he fought his way out of police custody.

On Sunday, the youth allegedly tried to steal alcohol from Vons on El Camino Real, when two state investigators, in the store for a different matter, saw the boy and placed him under arrest, said Carlsbad police Sgt. Mickey Williams.

The boy fought with officers during the arrest, hurting both officers and ultimately broke free, Williams said.

The suspect was wearing handcuffs when he fled the scene. Williams said the youth was hit in the nose during the fight and may have been bleeding when he left the parking lot.

The entire incident was caught on tape. The suspect was seen hanging out with a large group of people just before the alleged theft occurred, Williams said. They hope someone will come forward and identify the suspect.

The two officers were treated at a local hospital for their injuries and were released the same day.

The suspect was last seen wearing a red shirt, jeans and a straw hat. If you recognize the boy, you are asked to call Carlsbad Police at (760) 931- 2197.

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