Robbery and biting assault at Delaware mall

State Police arrest a woman accused of robbing several stores at the Concord Mall and then kicking and biting an employee at Sears.


Around 6:30 Tuesday night, police say a security worker at Sears saw 21-year-old Kenyetta Reed of Wilmington on video surveillance stealing merchandise.  When confronted after leaving the store, police say Reed ran into the parking lot where she was cornered by a Sears worker.  That’s when Reed allegedly bit the worker several times and then kicked a woman who stopped to help the worker several times in the chest.

The employee was finally able to restrain Reed until police arrived.  In addition to the stolen merchandise from Sears, police say they also found items they believe she stole from three other stores inside the Concord Mall.  

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They say Reed initially gave police a phony name, but one of the officers recognized her from a shoplifting incident at the Sports Authority store on Rocky Run Parkway in February.  She escaped that robbery after stabbing a Sports Authority employee several times in the hand with car keys and biting him.  

Reed is now behind bars on $137,000 cash bail facing charges from both incidents including robbery, assault, carjacking, offensive touching with saliva, and shoplifting.

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