Matthews Police Seek Man Accused Of Stealing From Best Buy, Assaulting Security

MATTHEWS, NC — Police are searching for a man they say tried to steal from a Best Buy store on June 13th, and assaulted the Loss Prevention Officer when he tried to stop him.

The incident happened around 6:00 p.m. at the store located at 2109 Matthews Township Parkway. The suspect was reportedly confronted by a Best Buy Loss Prevention Officer while trying to leave the store with merchandise he had hidden in his pants.

The suspect assaulted the officer, police say, and took off in a navy blue Acura TSX.

Investigators say the man is also a suspect in several other shoplifting cases from Best Buys across the Charlotte area.

He is described as a white male, in his mid to late 40’s, roughly six feet tall and weighing 250 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Matthews Police at 704-841-6765.