Fremont police search for woman who tried to steal merchandise

Police are searching for a woman who tried to steal merchandise from a Smart & Final store in Fremont on Wednesday.

According to police, a female suspect entered the store located at 3171 Walnut Ave. and attempted to steal merchandise, but was confronted by a store employee.

The suspect threatened to shoot her, but the employee said she did not see a gun, police said. Investigators are reviewing video surveillance footage.

The suspect is described as a black woman in her 30s. She was last seen wearing a black coat and black pants, police said.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Fremont police at (510) 790-6800.