ST. CLOUD —  A man suspected of theft died by apparent suicide Wednesday, according to St. Cloud police. 

Officers responded around 11:40 a.m. Wednesday to a report of an assault at a store in Crossroads Center mall. 

According to a police news release, officers learned three men had been in the store and one of the men had stolen an item. As an employee attempted to take a photo of the man, the man punched the employee in the face.