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UPDATED: Woman, man arrested after shoplift at South End pharmacy

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on July 30, 2010 at 8:21 am |
July 30, 2010 10:11 am

Tacoma police officers arrested a 20-year-old woman Thursday evening on suspicion of shoplifting from a Tacoma pharmacy, then running over an employee’s foot as she made her getaway.

Officers also arrested a man in connection with the incident, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

The incident occurred about 3:20 p.m. Thursday at Walgreens, 8405 Pacific Ave., Tacoma police reported. The woman reportedly took several items from the store and left without paying.

The store manager followed the woman into the parking lot and asked that she return the stolen items, Fulghum said. The woman declined and got into a vehicle. A man exited the store and got into the vehicle.

As the car backed it, it ran over the manager’s foot, Fulghum said. The car then pulled forward and appeared to swerve toward the manager.

The car fled. Officers were given its license plate number and went to the Pierce County home of the registered owner. The suspects were initially not there, Fulghum said.

The man and woman later showed up and were contacted. They were arrested and booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of first-degree robbery.

The manager’s injuries were described as minor, Fulghum said.

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