On Wednesday December 27, 2017 at approximately 10:15 pm, Target store employees observed a male suspect load several high priced vacuum cleaners among other store items into his shopping cart. The male proceeded to the exit doors with the shopping cart and bypassed the cash registers. Employees attempted to stop the suspect outside the store with the unpaid items. The suspect the struck one of the employees in the face and fled the location. The employee suffered minor injuries.