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Suspected shoplifter injured during escape

A shoplifting suspect was apprehended Friday night after customers chased as he fled a store and he slipped and fell, injuring himself, police said.

Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said the incident occurred just after 4 p.m. at Hobby Lobby in Clovis.

The suspect was taken by police to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries, Sanders said.

By statute, shoplifting is a misdemeanor.