Police looking for violent thief

Kelowna RCMP are trying to find a shoplifter who attacked a security officer at London Drugs on Wednesday.

It happened at about 4 pm, when the store's loss prevention officer saw the man leave the store with items including vitamins and batteries.

After telling him he was going to be arrested, the officer was attacked by the suspect, who ran south across the highway, and was able to elude police officers.

He's described as a slim white man wtih black pants, black jacket, and grey hoodie, wearing a bike helmet with a headlamp strapped across the front of it.

Kelowna RCMP have released pictures taken from the store's video surveillance.

Fortunately, the security guard had only minor injuries.