Las Vegas police need help catching pair of violent TJ Maxx shoplifters


Las Vegas police are searching for two men suspected of a violent robbery early this month in the east Las Vegas Valley.

Police were called on March 5 just after 6:45 p.m. to the TJ Maxx store at 4000 S. Maryland Parkway, near East Flamingo Road, to investigate reports of a violent robbery.

Police said two men picked up several items in the store and were confronted by loss prevention officers as they tried to leave without paying.

One of the two suspected robbers pulled a knife on a security officer “as if he was going to stab the security officer,” the Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement.

The two men fled the store in a blue, older-model Ford Mustang before officers arrived.

Police described both suspects as between 21 and 30 years old, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighing approximately 160 pounds.

Metro’s investigations section can be reached at 702-828-8242. Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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