Roanoke City Police are searching for a stabbing suspect.
Officers say a 41-year-old man who works at the Dollar General store on Garden City Boulevard, spotted a man on Sunday, who he had previously seen shoplifting from the store. The man told police he followed the suspected shoplifter on his bicycle from 9th Street to the intersection of Gainsboro Road and Gilmer Avenue.
The victim told investigators the suspect then walked up to him, and stabbed him multiple times.
The victim somehow got away, rode to the intersection of Elm Avenue and Jefferson Street, and flagged down a patrol officer.
Police described the stabbing suspect as:
If you have any information, call Roanoke City Police at (540) 853-5959.