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Police looking for Family Dollar shoplifter that hit employee with a vehicle

Police said the employee tried stopping the shoplifter when he was hit by the suspect's vehicle.
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PHOENIX — Police are asking for the public's help in finding a suspect that robbed a Family Dollar store in Phoenix and hit an employee with a vehicle last month. 

On Oct. 28, the suspect stole from a Family Dollar on West Northern Avenue, the Phoenix Police Department said. 

An employee tried stopping the shoplifter in the parking lot but the suspect was able to get into a silver Nissan Xterra. While leaving the area in the Nissan, the suspect hit the employee, police said.

The suspect was described as a man between 20 to 30-years-old, 5 feet 9 inches, thin build and wearing a white shirt and gray pants.

Police has not said what condition the 29-year-old male employee is in. 

Arizona's Silent Witness program allows people to send in tips and share information about crimes happening within their local communities. 

The program shares unsolved felony case information in multiple ways, including TV, radio and social media. 

Anyone who has information on a crime or recognizes a suspect described by the program is asked to call 480-948-6377, go to the program's website online or download the Silent Witness app to provide a tip. The identity of anyone who submits a tip is kept anonymous. 

Calls to Silent Witness are answered 24/7 by a live person and submitted tips are accepted at all times. Submitted tips are then sent to the detective(s) in charge of the specific case. 

Individuals who submit tips that lead to an arrest or indictment in the case can get a reward of up to $1,000. 

Have a tip? Submit it on the Silent Witness tip form here. 

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