Man Threatens To Kill Store Employee For Not Unlocking His Phone

Memphis Police are searching for an aggravated assault suspect they said threatened to kill an employee at a Raleigh phone store last week, WREG reports.

Around 7:10 p.m. April 29, officers responded to the Boost Mobile store on Ramill Road after receiving reports of an unknown man who walked into the store to get his phone unlocked. When he was told by an employee that they couldn't unlock the phone without knowing the provider, the man allegedly became upset.

"The suspect then reportedly became irate and pulled out a black handgun, pointed it at the victim, and threatened his life," police said. "The victim ran to the back of the store, and the suspect left the scene in a small red or maroon vehicle."

The suspect is described as a Black male with dreadlock style hair, who was wearing a black T-shirt and gray sweat pants at the time of the incident. Memphis Police included photos of the suspect and the vehicle he left the scene in, which can be found below.

As of Monday (May 3), no arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing.

Police encourage anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at "where you will be able to view wanted fugitives and safely send investigators any helpful information on the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime," according to Memphis Police. Information leading to an arrest could result in a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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