Shoplifter Pulls Knife on Security Officer at Rite-Aid: Police

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    Bridgeport police are searching for the woman who stole merchandise from a Rite-Aid pharmacy and pulled out a knife when a store security officer tried to stop her.

    Police are investigating after a shoplifting incident at a Rite-Aid pharmacy in Bridgeport took a dark turn when the woman involved pulled out a knife.

    According to police, a store security officer saw a woman in the makeup aisle hide some items in her sleeve and try to leave the store. It happened just after 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Rite Aid at 1060 East Main Street in Bridgeport.

    The security officer confronted her at the door and asked her to return the merchandise, at which point she refused and continued to leave. When the officer approached her again, the woman pulled a knife and walked out, police said.

    No one was injured during the incident.

    Police are actively investigating.