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Stamford Cops: Woman Bites Store Clerk On Arms During Shoplifting Struggle

Geneva R. Scates of Stamford is charged with robbery after allegedly struggling with clerks while attempting to steal five bottles of alcohol Thursday night, Stamford Police said.
Geneva R. Scates of Stamford is charged with robbery after allegedly struggling with clerks while attempting to steal five bottles of alcohol Thursday night, Stamford Police said. Photo Credit: Stamford Police Department

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A woman put up a fierce struggle — including biting a clerk on both arms — after two store employees tried to prevent her from walking out of a liquor store with five bottles of alcohol Thursday night, Stamford police said.

Geneva R. Scates, 45, of 11 Woodland Ave., was charged with third-degree robbery and sixth-degree larceny. She was held on $10,000, bond for arraignment Friday.

Police said a clerk at Shippan Liquors at 316 Shippan Ave. attempted to detain a woman whom he suspected of attempting to steal five bottles of alcohol. A struggle ensued, and the clerk from the adjacent Shippan Candy came in to assist after a customer told him of the fight, police said.

The woman was able to flee the store after biting the candy store clerk and jumped into a car, but officers arrived and stopped the vehicle from leaving, police said.

The liquor store clerk suffered a shoulder injury, while the clerk from the candy store had bite marks on both arms, police said.

The police recovered two bottles of Baccardi white rum, each worth $20; a bottle of Seagrams extra smooth vodka worth $21; and a New Amsterdam red berry vodka and a New Amsterdam peach vodka, each worth $18.

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