83-Year-Old Home Depot Employee Dies After Being Violently Shoved by Thief – Suspect Still at Large [VIDEO]

by J Pelkey
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Hillsborough, North Carolina – An elderly Home Depot worker died from injuries he sustained in October when he was violently shoved to the ground by a thief.

Gary Rasor, 83, was shoved by a man who was walking out of the Home Depot store with three stolen pressure washers on October 18.

Gary Rasor celebrated his 83rd birthday while he was being treated for his injuries but he ultimately passed away on December 1.

Surveillance video released by the Hillsborough Police Department appears to show the suspect shoving the elderly employee to the ground and hurrying out of the store.

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The suspect, who is still at large, is described as a black male about 6 feet tall.

The suspect fled in a white Hyundai Sonata, Hillsborough Police said.

The victim’s wife told WNCN that her husband recognized the suspect because he is a known thief.

“He knows the guy is a thief. He’s been there, he’s seen him in the store before,” she said. “And what he told me was that sometimes the guy will buy one or two items so he has a receipt, and then he’ll add more stuff to his cart and flash the receipt.”

Fox News reported:

An elderly Home Depot employee died on Thursday from injuries he sustained in October when a theft suspect shoved him while allegedly stealing three pressure washers.

The suspect was leaving the store’s garden area on the morning of Oct. 18 with a shopping cart full of stolen goods when the employee approached him.

Surveillance video released by the Hillsborough Police Department appears to show the suspect shoving the elderly employee to the ground and hurrying out of the store.

The victim died on Dec. 1 due to complications from injuries he sustained during the incident. A medical examiner ruled that his death was a homicide.

The Hillsborough Police Department is now searching for the suspect, described as a Black male about 6 feet tall who fled in a white Hyundai Sonata. A temporary North Carolina tag on the vehicle was obscured.

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