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Police: Worker dragged by shoplifters' car during getaway

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Police say these men took several tool kits from a Sears store in Spartanburg. (Feb. 23, 2013/Spartanburg Public Safety Dept.) Police say these men took several tool kits from a Sears store in Spartanburg. (Feb. 23, 2013/Spartanburg Public Safety Dept.)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Police said a Sears loss prevention officer trying to stop two men from shoplifting was trapped inside the car door jam and dragged for several feet before the men got away on Saturday.

Spartanburg police said the two men were seen taking several tool kits from the hardware section of the Westgate Mall Sears department store just before 2 p.m.

Police said the worker tried to stop the men in the parking lot after they walked out of the store without paying. One man jumped in the driver seat and the other got in on the passenger side without shutting the door, and as the car began to back up, the worker was trapped in the door jam, according to police.

The worker was dragged about 20 feet before he was able to jump off, police said. Investigators said before fleeing, the men dropped the tool kits, which were recovered.

Police said the car had a stolen tag out of Greenville on it and another car was damaged by the open door as they fled. Police have not yet identified the shoplifters.

The worker was not injured, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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