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Shoplifting attempt becomes robbery when subject uses force

Police said a woman pushed an employee during a shoplifting attempt. (Source: WAFF) Police said a woman pushed an employee during a shoplifting attempt. (Source: WAFF)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Huntsville police are investigating a shoplifting attempt that became a strong-arm robbery when the suspect used force.

It happened at the Walgreens on Memorial Parkway near Mountain Gap Road in Huntsville.

Police said an employee caught a woman shoplifting and confronted her.

The woman pushed the employee and took off. Physical confrontation turns a shoplifting incident into a strong-arm robbery.

Police later stopped a vehicle fitting the description of the suspect on Mockingbird Road, however police determined neither it nor the driver were involved in the incident.

No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made at this time.

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