Troopers: Woman Charged With Robbery After Pepper-Spraying Macy’s Employee, Released On Unsecured Bond

Newark – The Delaware State Police have charged 23-year-old Sharnagia Watson of Wilmington with Robbery and other related charges after she pepper-sprayed a Macy’s department store employee while shoplifting, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the incident occurred at approximately 5:41 p.m., Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at the Macy’s, located in the Christiana Mall. Watson, along with a second unknown female suspect, was observed by a store employee, concealing merchandise in a bag, and then attempted to exit the store without paying, according to Austin.

The employee confronted Watson as she was exiting at which time she sprayed him with pepper spray, added Austin. The employee was able to detain Watson until responding Christiana Mall Public Safety Officers arrived, who then took her into custody without further incident. The second suspect was able to flee without being detained.

Watson was charged with one count each of Robbery 2nd Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Conspiracy 3rd Degree and Shoplifting. She was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #2 and released on $11,000.00 unsecured bond.

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