A security guard at the Sunrise Mall was hospitalized Sunday night after a shoplifter beat her with a cell phone police said.
Seannette Wint, 22, of Amityville, entered the store at about 5:15 p.m. and concealed about $174 worth of merchandise, according to cops.
She allegedly tried to leave the store without paying and was confronted by the female guard.
A struggle ensued and Wint hit the guard in the head and the face with the phone, police said.
The 24-year-old guard went to an area hospital where she received stitches for a cut lip and was also treated for contusions on her neck and face.
Wint was charged with Robbery first degree and weapons possession.