The employees of a Birmingham store knew trouble when they saw it. A man who had previously tried to steal items from Sam & Lola, which is located at 580 North Old Woodward Avenue, walked into the store on October 29. Employees immediately called Birmingham police, since they had experienced issues with the man in the past. Before police could arrive, though, the suspect had taken off with a pair of sunglasses and a shirt. Police have been unable to find the man, who is described as being a heavyset black man in his mid-forties. Anyone with information about the suspect or the incident is asked to contact the Birmingham Police Department at (248) 644-3400.