Detective Sergeant Greg Staffordsmith says a Brick woman entered the New Hampshire Avenue store at about 3:30 p.m with the intent to steal soap.
“Prior to exiting the store, she was confronted by an employee and asked to simply leave,” says Staffordsmith.
“A short time later, Ms Whitfield returned to get a bag that she left behind. When an employee refused to give it to her, she assaulted the employee by punching her in the face before fleeing the store,” Staffordsmith says.
She was apprehended however moments later by Police Officer Jeremy Felder, who observed her in the area.
The woman was charged with Shoplifting and Simple Assault. She was released on her own recognizance.