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Man wanted for posing as security guard during violent store theft

Wanted suspect Deeffridge Stevens. (Source: University Heights Police) Wanted suspect Deeffridge Stevens. (Source: University Heights Police)
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - Police need the public's help finding a man wanted for an aggravated robbery in a local department store.

On Dec. 28 around 4:30 p.m., a security officer called University Heights Police about a male who had shoplifted approximately $129 worth of merchandise from the Macy's in University Heights.

As the security guard tried to stop the suspect, police say the suspect struck him in the head with a handgun and threw him to the ground, after a brief struggle. The suspect then fled in a gray Chevy Impala heading eastbound on Cedar Road. 

The suspect vehicle was located unoccupied in the Tibor's Kosher Meat Market parking lot in the 2100 block of South Green, and later impounded. 

Police searched for the suspect, but were unable to find him.

An investigation was then initiated. 

Police are looking for Deeffridge Stevens, 24, of Macedonia. He's described as a black male standing 6'1" tall, weighing 220 pounds with brown hair and eyes.

Anyone who has more information on his whereabouts can call UHPD at 216-932-1800 or Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463.

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