Who's the raw meat thief?

UPDATE 3:10 p.m.

RCMP tell Castanet they have not yet received an itemized list of the stolen meat or the specific type the thief preferred, however, they do say it was a large quantity.

ORIGINAL 3:00 p.m.

Police are releasing more photographs of a man who reportedly brandished a knife at employees after stealing raw meat at a grocery store in Kelowna.

Officers responded to Safeway off Highway 97 on Dec. 13, 2018 just after 9 p.m. for a theft.

The unknown man entered the store and took a number of raw meat items.

“Store employees chose to confront the male in an effort to prevent the theft,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “Those employees were forced to back off, when the suspect brandished a knife, allowing him to flee on foot with the unpaid merchandise.”

Staff chased the man on foot towards Underhill Street, but he was able to escape.

Investigators are now releasing two additional photographs that show more of the suspects face.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, six foot tall, wearing a dark coloured hoodie, a grey baseball cap, a baggy pair of pants, a pair of black shoes with white soles and carrying a black bag.

Anyone who recognizes the man is being asked to contact police at 250-762-3300.

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