Police are searching for a man who punched a store employee Tuesday as he was trying to escape from a grocery store with stolen merchandise.
Miami-Dade police said a man grabbed items from a Publix store at 11750 SW 104th St. just after noon and then tried to leave the store without paying.
A store employee approached the man, who threw the victim to the ground and punched him, Miami-Dade police said.
The thief escaped on a bicycle.
The man is described as 30-45 years old. He was wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a hat and was carrying a backpack.
Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).