The thief hit the Rite Aid at 1815 Connecticut Ave. NW about 10 a.m. Monday.
After taking unidentified items from the store, the shoplifter left the pharmacy, but didn’t get far, according to authorities. A man who witnessed the crime approached the thief on the sidewalk outside of the Rite Aid.
The shoplifter then pulled out a knife and lunged at the man, who dodged the attack. The thief dropped the stolen goods soon after and fled.
Police haven’t released any suspect information.
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