KIPS BAY, Manhattan (PIX11) — A man threatened a worker with a knife after he was stopped from stealing items from a Trader Joe’s in Manhattan, police said.

The suspect tried to take items from a Trader Joe’s along East 32nd Street near Third Avenue a few minutes past 1 p.m. on May 6 before he was confronted by an employee, according to officials. The suspect then pulled out a knife and threatened the worker before fleeing the store.

Police sought help in finding the suspect, who was last seen wearing a Jansport backpack.

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