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Shoplifting turned robbery lands Huntsville woman behind bars

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A Huntsville woman faces a robbery charge after a botched shoplifting attempt when she allegedly threatened employees with "chemical spray," Florence police said.

Police went to Dollar General on Cox Creek Parkway around 8:30 Thursday morning on a robbery call and were told of the incident by employees.

After a short search, police found Shelli Ann Banister, 32, who had fled to a convenience store.  She was charged with robbery and booked into the Lauderdale County Detention Center.

Banister was released on bond.

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