Police: Same man suspected of stealing from 2 stores

Police: Same man suspected of stealing from 2 stores »Play Video
A surveillance photo released Wednesday, July 31, 2013, shows the suspect in a pair of shoplifting incidents at Verizon Wireless stores in Bakersfield, Calif.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Police are looking for a man who stole from two Verizon Wireless stores Wednesday.

The shoplifter even threatened employees with pepper spray at one location, police said.

The thefts occurred at 11:30 a.m. at a store at 10900 Stockdale Highway and 12:16 p.m. at a store at 1220 Oak St. Phones and tablets were stolen.

Police later in the day released a surveillance photo of the suspected thief.

Anyone with information on the suspect's whereabouts or his name is asked to call Detective T. King at (661) 326-3553.