Guard threatened as three women steal clothing

June 21, 1994

Three women, one of whom broke a beer bottle and threatened to cut a store detective, stole an undetermined amount of clothing from the Jamesway Department Store at Lake Shore Plaza Sunday, county police said yesterday.

The store detective, John Phelps, 18, told police he noticed the women shortly before 6 p.m., taking items from hangers and shelves and putting them under the clothes they were wearing, police said.

Mr. Phelps said he confronted one of the women as the three left the store. One ran to a white car in the parking lot, and the others walked, Mr. Phelps told police.

He said one of the women picked up a beer bottle from the lot, broke the end off and threatened to cut him.

The women fled in the car.

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