Police: Man wanted for shoplifting tried to knife worker

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are looking for a man wanted for armed robbery at the Belk in Independence Mall after allegedly trying to attack an employee with a knife.

Last night investigators say employees saw a man police later identified as Cedric Reynard Smith stealing merchandise. When a security guard confronted him in the parking lot, police say Smith pulled out a knife and tried to cut an employee.

Investigators say Smith, 48, got into a red car and took off.

Police have warrants for him for armed robbery.

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