UPDATE: Police want help identifying shoplifting suspect
COLUMBIA - Columbia Police is looking for the public's help in identifying a man officers believe is involved in a shoplifting incident that prompted a brief lockdown of Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish school on Tuesday.
@ColumbiaPD is asking for help to identify this person. On 8/27/2019 CPD responded to a shoplifting call from a local retail store. If you recognize this person, please call 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at https://t.co/emZfFN4Xk2 to remain anonymous. Case number 2019-008924. pic.twitter.com/JrphirUTfv— ColumbiaPD (@ColumbiaPD) August 28, 2019
Officers were dispatched to the Best Buy on Worley Street at 3:40 p.m. after a report of shoplifting, a CPD spokesperson told KOMU 8 News.
Police said two people ran from the store on foot. Officers notified the school due to its proximity to the store.
The school was placed on lockdown from 4 p.m. to 4:21 p.m., officials said.
All students were brought inside the building and all exterior doors were locked, school administrators told KOMU 8 News.
Police said students and staff were never in any immediate danger.