Two Teens Arrested on Robbery Charges at Mother’s Motel Room in Ocean Shores

Two teenage sisters from Lakewood were arrested for Robbery in the second degree after assaulting a store clerk yesterday. Sgt. David McManus with the Ocean Shores Police Department said it was reported at 9:31 am on March 1, 2018, Ocean Shores Police Officers responded to a report of a theft and assault at Ocean Shores IGA.

The store employees told the officers that two girls, aged 17 and 14, came into the store and were caught shoplifting a bottle of liquor. An employee confronted them at the door, and the older girl assaulted the employee so they could get out of the store. They got into a car but were surrounded by several store employees. The girls then returned the stolen alcohol and drove away.

The store employee was not injured in the assault.

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Sgt. Watson and Officer Church located the vehicle at a local motel, and determined in what room the girls were staying with their mother. After being interviewed, the girls were arrested for Robbery 2°. Both girls were later booked into the Juvenile Detention Center.

A theft becomes a robbery if a person takes property from the person of another or in his or her presence, by the use of immediate force.

A Prosecutor will review the report and determine what charges may ultimately be filed.