Shoplifter at Walmart Super Centre Arrested by Police

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THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Thunder Bay Police Service report that officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were dispatched to a reported robbery at the Walmart Supercentre at 777 Memorial Avenue shortly after 7:15 pm EDT on Sunday, September 22, 2019.

Arriving officer were informed that an female had entered the men’s clothing department of the Memorial Avenue Wal-Mart shortly after 7 pm. She then reportedly collected some items and placed them in her handbag and proceeded toward the store’s exit.

Police report that as the woman exited the Walmart, she was confronted by a loss prevention officer outside of the store. The accused then assaulted the loss prevention officer in an attempt to flee. Despite this attempt, the accused was still at the store when police arrived on the scene.

Police officers collected the evidence and recovered the stolen merchandise from the accused woman’s handbag.

As a result, a 32-year-old Thunder Bay woman was charged with Robbery.

The woman was released on a promise to appear with a future court date. None of the charges have been proven in court.