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Portsmouth police search for shoplifter

PORTSMOUTH - Police are looking for a shoplifter who fought with a loss-prevention officer as he ran out of Marshall's with some stolen merchandise.

According to a news release, the theft happened about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the 1465 Woodbury Ave. store. The man fled out the store and got into a tan-colored, four-door sedan, possibly with New Hampshire plates, operated by a woman.

The shoplifter is described as a white man in his 20s, 5-foot-10 with a medium build and brown hair. He was wearing dark jeans.

Police released a photo of the man taken from the store's video-surveillance system.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Officer Andre Wassouf at 610-7515. To remain anonymous, call Seacoast Crime Stoppers at 431-1199. Anonymous tips also may be left by logging onto or send an SMS text to CRIMES (274637) and include TIPSCS in the message.

Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 in cash for information leading to an arrest and indictment.


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