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O'Fallon,Ill. (KSDK) - Police are asking the public to help identify a man that escaped from an officer at a local Wal-Mart.

According to the O'Fallon Police Department, the man entered Wal-Mart in O'Fallon, Illinois on Tuesday, December 18, 2012.

He attempted a fraudulent return with items from an old receipt, and was detained by Loss Prevention.

The man pushed the loss prevention officer to the ground and ran out the store.

If you have any information about this suspect, please contact Patrol Officer Diane Coppotelli

Dcoppotelli@ofallon.org or call (618) 624-4545