Alleged shoplifter threatens store worker with hypodermic needle

NEW YORK, New York -- An alleged shoplifter threatened a store worker in the Bronx with a hypodermic needle, police say.

The suspect reportedly put three dozen cans of Monster energy drinks in a plastic bag last weekend at a Ride Aid store and tried to leave without paying.

When a worker confronted the man, the suspect brandished the needle, and threatened to poke the worker with it.

The suspect then ran away. Police are still searching for him.

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Police said several people reported the man, who was walking around with a gun in his waistband, making threats.

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