Woman charged with robbery after shoplifting leads to violence in Kittery

Posted Sept. 11, 2012, at 6:20 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 11, 2012, at 4:42 p.m.

KITTERY, Maine — Police went to the Kittery Trading Post on Monday for a shoplifting incident that turned violent.

While en route to the call, officers were informed that loss prevention staff at the business were in a physical altercation with the suspect.

Upon the officer’s arrival they took the female suspect into custody.

The woman allegedly attempted to leave the store with more than $300 worth of stolen merchandise and when the loss prevention staff attempted to block her exit the suspect is alleged to have punched a loss prevention employee in the head.

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During the altercation a second loss prevention employee suffered a minor injury to his hand.

Christina Moore, 29, of Somersworth, N.H., was charged with robbery, a Class A crime.

Maine law states that a person is guilty of robbery if the person commits or attempts to commit a theft and at the time intentionally inflicts or attempts to inflict bodily injury on another.

Kittery police state that additional charges may be added at the time of indictment as the suspect provided false identification during the booking process. Likely charges are to include aggravated forgery.

Kittery police have also charged Moore as a fugitive from justice, resulting from an outstanding warrant in New Hampshire for violation of a court order stemming from narcotic offenses.

Moore is being held at York County jail on $10,000 cash bail.

She is to be arraigned at York County Superior Court at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 29.

© 2012 the Foster’s Daily Democrat

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