Police say they have identified a suspect who is accused of pulling a knife on a store employee during a shoplifting incident at a Lexington T.J. Maxx in September.
James A. Oakley Jr., 35, of Nicholasville is wanted on a charge of first-degree robbery, according to Lexington police.
On Sept. 17, police were called to the T.J. Maxx on West Lowry Lane for a report of a robbery. A loss-prevention employee at the store told investigators that a man had walked out of the store wearing pants, a belt and a shirt he hadn’t purchased, according to police.
When the loss-prevention worker had approached the man, he allegedly pulled a knife from his pocket and threatened the employee before leaving the store, according to police.
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Anyone with information about the case or about Oakley’s whereabouts is asked to call Lexington police at 859-258-3600.
Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to 274637. Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at 859-253-2020 or Bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.