It was a rather unusual choice of a weapon.
Members of the San Diego Police Department have confirmed they’ve arrested a 20-year-old man who attempted to rob a T.J. Maxx store—with a hatchet.
The incident happened in mid-February, according to a report by timesofsandiego.com, when the man strolled into the retailer with a hatchet in his hand. Store employees called 911 dispatch when the suspect began to brandish his weapon.
The man tried to flee on a bicycle before police arrived but he was captured at nearby pharmacy. He was also trying to steal items from that store, as well.
The weapon and the stolen items were recovered, SDPD officials said.
The suspect was booked at the San Diego Central Jail on $100,000 bail bonds. He’s being charged on suspicion of robbery. Anyone who believes they have information that could aid in the prosecution of this crime is asked to call the San Diego PD tip line.
Original article: Hatchet-Wielding Man Arrested for Stealing TJ Maxx in Clairemont