Police: Woman steals from store, allegedly hits employee

AMSTERDAM,
NY – An Amsterdam woman was
arrested on Friday after an altercation with a Kohls Store employee.

Police say 26-year-old Melissa Gifford left the Kohls Store
located in the Amsterdam Commons on State Highway 30 at about 12:45 p.m. with
several pieces of merchandise.

When confronted by a store employee, Gifford allegedly
punched the employee several times and fled. Gifford then got in her vehicle
and struck the employee.

The employee was not injured and was able to obtain a
license plate number. With the help of the New York State Police and the
Amsterdam Police Department, Gifford was arrested and charged with Robbery in
the 3rd degree and Petit Larceny.   

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