A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a shoplifting suspect, who allegedly struck workers at an Ewa Beach store with a car while fleeing, police said.
Police said a 36-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman walked into the store at 2:45 a.m. Sunday and allegedly left without paying for items from the store.
When confronted by employees from the store a confrontation occurred and the couple fled.
Store employees confronted the suspects and police said the man struck a couple of the workers with a car. No serious injuries were reported.
Police arrested the suspects, of Ewa Beach, 10 hours later during a routine traffic stop on Kapolei Parkway.
Both were arrested on suspicion of second-degree robbery. The man faces an additional charge of first-degree terroristic threatening.