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Shoplifting suspect assaulted worker, police say

Police arrested a 40-year-old Hawaii Kai woman yesterday after she allegedly tried to steal a wallet from an Ala Moana Center store and assaulted an employee who tried to stop her.

The woman hid a wallet on her person and walked out the store without paying for it at 11:37 a.m. yesterday, police said. The woman assaulted an employee, a 32-year-old woman, who tried to detain her and recover the stolen item.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of second-degree robbery. She was released pending investigation.

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