Security officers caught and detained a man who tried to take work pants from a Fife sporting goods store Tuesday without paying for them, despite the man’s attempt to ward them off with a knife, according to Fife police.
Police officers arrived and arrested the man for investigation of first-degree robbery. A second suspect who also entered the store offered $20 for each pair of pants he could steal, the other man told police. The second man fled in a car, Fife police said.
They said they were following leads Wednesday to try to find him.
Police gave this account of the alleged robbery:
The two suspects entered the store in the 4600 block of 20th Street East about 4 p.m. and one walked out with the pants tucked under his arm, without paying.
Security personnel of the store chased the suspect with the stolen goods, who pointed a knife at them when they caught up.
He threw the pants at them and tried to flee, but the security officers were able to detain him until police arrived.