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Police: Security Officer Injured in Macy's Robbery

Amityville woman charged with robbery.

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.

 

chris smith March 08, 2011 at 12:32 PM
WHY was "Wint" NOT charged with assault?????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "Wint was charged with Robbery first degree and weapons possession"
Edward Robinson (Editor) March 08, 2011 at 02:51 PM
One of the elements of the first degree robbery charge is that the person charged causes serious physical injury to any person who is not a participant in the crime.

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