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Midvale police seek ammunition shoplifter

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MIDVALE — Midvale police Thursday evening were looking for a man who shoplifted ammunition from a sporting goods store.

The ammunition was taken just after 8 p.m. at the Sportsman's Warehouse. The man opened a box of .38 special bullets, grabbed between 15 and 20 rounds, put them in his pocket and ran, said Midvale police Sgt. Gregg Olsen.

A responding officer with his police K9 spotted the man and began chasing him. The man scaled several fences and was able to lose the officer. Police from several jurisdictions set up a large containment area with K9s but were unable to find him.

Olsen said while the one officer was chasing the man, he thought he noticed a gun in his waistband.

Police released a photo of the man late Thursday taken from a surveillance camera at the store. Investigators were looking for a Hispanic male in his 20s with greased-back black hair. He was wearing a black shirt with white stripes and black jeans.