Man steals boots, punches clerk during violent shoplifting in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - Police say they need the public's help finding the man behind a violent shoplifting that injured a store clerk.

Georgetown Police say it happened Wednesday at Georgetown Shoes.

Police say the man grabbed a pair of boots and left the store without paying for them.

As the clerk tried to stop him, police say the man hit her in the face, then showed a knife, and threatened to cut her throat.

Police say the man also threatened to kill the clerk's child and the owner of the store.

Police say the man then got away.

Police say the suspect is a white man in his late 20's or early 30's. He was wearing blue jeans, an oversized camouflage jacket, and a black hat with a blue UK logo on the front, at the time of the robbery.

Police also say the suspect had tattoos of the word "evil" on his fingers, and what appeared to be ninja throwing stars on the back of his hands.

Georgetown Police also released a picture of the suspect.

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