A transient woman was arrested on robbery charges when she threw beer bottles at a convenience store clerk during a shoplifting attempt, police said.
Kelsie Louise Riley, 27, was booked into Whatcom County Jail on suspicion of second-degree robbery and resisting arrest. She remained in custody Wednesday, according to jail records.
An online Bellingham Police report indicated that a clerk at a convenience store in the 1000 block of West Holly Street confronted Riley about shoplifting at 5:27 p.m. Tuesday.
“A store employee attempted to detain a shoplifter. The shoplifter responded by throwing beer bottles at the employee injuring him,” police wrote in the report.
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Police Lt. Danette Beckley said the clerk wasn’t seriously hurt.
“Shards from the broken glass of the beer bottles caused minor injury to the employee’s ankle,” Beckley said.