Man apologizes for taking sword from Va. Beach store

Man apologizes for taking sword from Va. Beach store

Credit: VBPD/Surveillance Photo

Man apologizes for taking sword from Va. Beach store

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on December 11, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 12 at 2:35 PM

12/12 UPDATE: Police spokesman Sgt. Adam Bernstein told WVEC.com "After the news aired, the suspect immediately returned the sword to the store owner and apologized. As of now, the store owner has elected not to prosecute."

VIRGINIA BEACH --  Police are looking for a man who allegedly stole a Samurai sword from a Virginia Beach store and concealed it down his pants.

Police say the man entered Oriental Decor at Lynnhaven Crossing Shopping Center on December 6 and concealed the stolen sword valued at $300 down his pants before leaving the store.

According to the shop owner, he is known to frequent the Lynnhaven Mall area.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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