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Roswell Police officers take 29-year-old Travis Thieleman out from a police cruiser so RFD firefighters can provide medical attention to the shirtless suspect’s injured back. (Trevier Gonzalez Photo)

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A man shoplifting at K-Mart was apprehended by police Monday afternoon.

Around 4:30 p.m., according to the Roswell Police Department’s public information officer, Todd Wildermuth, a call to officers began as an in-progress shoplifting at K-Mart.

Police said upon arrival, the suspect, 29-year-old Travis Thieleman, had taken off, running from officers on South Main Street.

Thieleman, who was shirtless while he was attempting to evade officers, had managed to lead officers on a chase, as officers reported that he had been running along the rooftops at Pueblo De Chamisa Apartments.

The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office also assisted with the call.

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The shirtless subject was later apprehended between Sherwin-Williams Paints and Beijing Restaurant, where he was also arrested.

As a result of his evasion, Thieleman had been bleeding from his back. The Roswell Fire Department was called to treat his injuries. Authorities also searched a dumpster nearby the area, but were not able to recover any evidence related.

Multimedia-Crime reporter Trevier Gonzalez can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.