Sears employee hit in head attempting to stop shoplifter - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Sears employee hit in head attempting to stop shoplifter

A store employee was hit in the head while detaining a shoplifter. (Source: WAFF file) A store employee was hit in the head while detaining a shoplifter. (Source: WAFF file)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A shoplifting attempt became a strong-arm robbery Thursday night, when police said the thief hit a store employee in the head.

It happened at the Sears store at Madison Square Mall just before 8 p.m.

An employee tried to stop a juvenile he observed stealing jewelry. The employee said the juvenile hit him in the head with an elbow while he was being detained.

The juvenile was arrested and transported to the Neaves-Davis Center.

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