Sheriff's Department helicopter
A San Diego County Sheriff’s helicopter searches for a suspect. Courtesy OnScene.TV

San Diego County Sheriff‘s deputies are searching for a man who threatened a store clerk with an ax on Saturday.

The suspect was last seen about 4:30 p.m. Saturday near the 3200 block of Lemon Grove Avenue, a watch commander said.

He allegedly tried to steal items from the store when confronted by a clerk. The suspect pulled out an ax and threatened to cut the clerk. It was not immediately clear whether he stole anything from the store.

A sheriff’s helicopter was circling the area and broadcasting to residents to be on the lookout for a man in his 30s, 6 feet, 2 inches tall, 180 pounds with blonde hair. He wore a white T-shirt, shorts and black calf-high snow boots.

Residents were asked to call 858-565-5200 if they see the suspect.


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