Shoplifter Arrested for Punching LP Associate Confronting Her about Stolen Items

Fairbanks (Alaska) Police responded to a report of a robbery at Fred Meyer on Monday. According to charging documents, 27-year-old Audra Jean Hamilton of Delta Junction was arrested after she allegedly spent two hours inside of West Fred’s stealing items, and then punched an employee who attempted to stop her.

Charging documents say that Kevin Watts, a loss prevention officer for Fred Meyer, watched Hamilton load two suit cases and a back pack with stolen goods. When she left the store he attempted to stop her on the side walk when she punched him in the face. She left the suitcases but ran off with the backpack.

According to police, Hamilton then tried to get drivers at the gas station to drive her away but they refused. She left the gas station and was located by police in the parking lot of the Extended Stay Hotel. The loss prevention officer calculated that the items were valued at over $1,066. Hamilton has been charged with multiple counts including robbery in the second degree, theft and assault…  Webcenter11 News

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