A Turlock man is facing criminal charges for a weapon offense and a robbery after he was caught allegedly trying to shoplift from a grocery store.
The suspect, identified as Shawn Barajas, 22, was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on charges of robbery and possession of a dirk or dagger, according to the Turlock Police Department.
Shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday the police department was dispatched to the Raley’s store at 2900 Geer Road for a theft suspect being held by a loss prevention agent.
Barajas allegedly entered the store and selected some merchandise that he concealed on his person before leaving the store without paying. He was confronted by the store’s loss prevention agents about the stolen merchandise and began fighting with the agents.
According to the police report, Barajas swung at the agents and made threats that he had a knife. The loss prevention agents were able to subdue Barajas and hold him in custody until police officers arrived.
A search of Barajas revealed the stolen merchandise and the dagger, according to the police report.