Police Seek Help Identifying Suspect in Death Linked to Larceny

An elderly store employee who was injured during the larceny has died.

Friday, Dec. 2, 2022
Hillsborough police are seeking help in identifying the person pictured in this surveillance footage. The person was involved in a larceny Oct. 18 from The Home Depot that has resulted in the death of a store employee.

Updated at 1:38 p.m. on Dec. 16, 2022: The version below corrects the victim's age and date of his death.

Hillsborough police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the person responsible for a larceny in October that has now resulted in the death of a hardware store employee.

At about 10:40 a.m. Oct. 18, an elderly man employed at The Home Depot in Hillsborough was injured by a man committing larceny from the store. The employee, then 82, was injured as the man was leaving the store’s garden area with a shopping cart containing three pressure washers. Surveillance footage released by the store appears to show the man pushing the employee, who then fell to the ground. The employee died Nov. 30, due to complications from the injuries received. The North Carolina medical examiner has ruled the death a homicide.

The suspect, a black man about 6 feet tall, fled the scene in a white, four-door, Hyundai Sonata with an obscured North Carolina temporary tag. Hillsborough police are investigating the case and request information from the public that will assist in identifying the person responsible. The surveillance footage is available on the Police Department’s Facebook page.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hillsborough Investigator Andrew Jones by email or at 919-296-9562. Anonymous crime tips can be reported by: