The manager of the Victoria’s Secret store at South Hill Mall was injured Saturday morning when she attempted to stop three women stealing brassieres.
According to Puyallup Police, three women entered the luxury lingerie shop at approximately 11:30 a.m., scooped up about 150 bras worth an estimated $8,000 and made for the door.
“It was a grab and run,” said Dave McDonald, assistant chief of the Puyallup Police Department. “They loaded up and took off.”
The store manager followed the robbers and attempted to stop them just outside the store’s main entrance.
All three of the women attacked the manager, McDonald said. Two of them punched her in the face, he said. One sprayed her with an unknown substance initially thought to be Mace.
According to witnesses, the robbers ran to the parking lot, loaded the bras into a blue SUV and drove away.
“They escaped,” McDonald said. “By the time our officers got there, they were gone.”
McDonald said the incident was not captured on security cameras. Witnesses said the robbers were all women in their early-to-mid 20s. They were described as a heavy-set white woman wearing a pink shirt; a thin black woman in a dark top; and a mixed-race, or possibly Samoan woman, also in a dark top.
The store manager was treated at the scene by medics from Central Pierce Fire & Rescue
for facial bruising and swelling.