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Man seen on video stealing skateboard and escaping security by riding it out the door

By Mason White 4:00 PM January 21, 2014
 

By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) A man got away with his stolen loot despite being chased by a security guard.

Police are looking for a robber, who made his getaway on a stolen skateboard while holding a flat-screen TV.

The incident took place at a Target store in Clearwater, Florida.

The suspect entered the store a short time before closing at 11:00 p.m.

He grabbed a skateboard, and then he took a 32-inch television.

The thief placed the television under his arm and skated towards the exit of the store.

His first attempt to flee was thwarted by locked doors.

While heading to another exit, the man allegedly took out a knife when confronted by store personnel.

The thief eventually managed to get away from the store security guard by skateboarding out the door. The guard chased him on foot.

Police are looking for the thief. He is described as a white male in his 20s, about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds.

They also noted that his getaway vehicle was brown and had some orange on the wheels.