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Police release footage of suspect in robbery, seek help identifying, finding him

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Posted at 6:10 PM, Feb 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-15 20:10:47-05

SALT LAKE CITY – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a man accused in an aggravated robbery.

Salt Lake City Police Department officials said the man entered a Wal-Mart at 350 West Hope Ave. on Feb. 10 and then attempted to leave the store with merchandise he hadn't paid for.

Employees tried to stop the man, but police said the suspect was combative. Employees had the man in an office, but then he showed a weapon and was allowed to leave the store.

The man, pictured in the video above, is described as a white male in his early '20s who stands about 5-feet 7-inches tall and has long blond hair. The man was wearing jeans, a silver or gray jacket and a black hat.

The man was last seen leaving the store in a green GMC Jimmy with Utah license plates. Anyone with information about the man or the alleged crime is asked to contact Salt Lake City police.