Shoplifters assault King Soopers employee, police say

Denver police said two men shoplifted and assaulted a King Soopers employee Jan. 9, 2014. (Photo: DPD)

Denver police said two men shoplifted and assaulted a King Soopers employee Jan. 9, 2014. (Photo: DPD)

DENVER — Two men shoplifted at a Denver King Soopers on Thursday and assaulted an employee while fleeing the scene, according to the Denver Police Department.

Two suspects entered a King Soopers at 6470 E. Hampden Ave. shortly before 1 p.m, said police. The men shoplifted items and, on their way out out, attacked a store employee.

Police described one suspect as a white male, 5-foot-10 to 6-foot and about 175 pounds. He wore a Chicago Bulls number 23 jersey with a dark long-sleeved shirt, black pants and a blue backpack.

The second suspect was described as a while male, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-11 and around 160 pounds. He wore a black winter coat over a black shirt with white print, tan pants and a black baseball cap with a yellow emblem and bill. He also had a tattoo on the back of his neck with the possible letters of “S.F.” or “S.E.”

As of early Wednesday, the suspects were still at large.

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating these two men. Anyone with information about the incident or suspects are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

Callers can remain anonymous and earn up to $2,000 in helping solve this crime.