Fight to stop shoplifter at Schnucks caught on camera - KMOV.com

Fight to stop shoplifter at Schnucks caught on camera

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This scuffle was caught on camera at the Schnucks on Lindell. Credit: KMOV This scuffle was caught on camera at the Schnucks on Lindell. Credit: KMOV
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

 A fight at inside a local Schnucks store involving a suspected shoplifter was caught on camera.

The incident happened inside the location on Lindell and has gone viral on social media.

In the video, an employee tries to prevent the woman from getting away but she breaks free. The camera then stops rolling.

Schnucks told News 4 they are investigating the incident.

In response, a Schnucks spokesperson released the following statement:

Our investigation so far has determined -- and store security video confirms -- that the woman depicted was stopped by a Schnucks teammate and a security guard for concealing items that had not been paid for. Though initially cooperative, when asked to go to the security office, the woman assaulted the security guard and a Schnucks teammate. The video circulating on social media begins just after these initial assaults took place. Although police were called in the hopes of apprehending the woman for assault, the woman was able to get away before they arrived. Our investigation is ongoing and we are cooperating fully with local law enforcement. We are committed to the ongoing safety of our customers and teammates and are grateful that no one was seriously hurt during this unfortunate incident.

No charges have been filed.

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