Shoplifter Grabs Guard’s Gun, Fires Shots in Store

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Suspect in Weis Market shooting. (photo courtesy of Anne Arundel County Police Dept.)

Suspect in Weis Market shooting. (photo courtesy of Anne Arundel County Police Dept.)

LAUREL, Md. — Anne Arundel County police are looking for a man who grabbed a security guard’s handgun and fired shots in a Laurel supermarket. No one was hurt.

Police say about 8 p.m. Sunday, at security guard at Weis Market confronted a shoplifter. A struggle ensued and the shoplifter grabbed the guard’s semi-automatic handgun, firing several shots in the store.

The man then fled on foot with the weapon.

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