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Man punches store employee while trying to steal baby wipes

The search is on for a man police say attacked a store employee during a shoplifting.

It happened Tuesday at the Dollar General on Lexington Road in Richmond.

Richmond Police say an employee noticed a man trying to hide a package of baby wipes inside his clothing.

Police say the employee confronted the man and tried to escort him to the security office.

However, the man ran off.

The employee chased after the man, but police say the suspect suddenly turned and hit the employee in the head with his right fist.

Police say the suspect dropped the baby wipes and ran off.

Police were not able to find the suspect.

Richmond Police say the suspect is a tall black man, with a thin build, short hair, and some facial hair.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a light blue long sleeve shirt with yellow writing on the front and back.

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