Woman arrested after striking Walgreens employee with bag full of stolen items

This file photo shows the front of a Walgreens store.
This file photo shows the front of a Walgreens store.(Credit: Otisfrog/Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0)
Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 11:01 AM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Metro Nashville Police arrested a woman on Wednesday afternoon for assaulting a Walgreens employee last month during a robbery attempt.

According the arrest affidavit, 53-year-old Pamela Key is a known thief at the Walgreens location on the corner of Rosa L. Parks Blvd. and Jefferson Street. On the morning of August 22, Key entered the store and put several items in a bag and started to walk to the exit without paying.

When an employee attempted to stop her, Key swung the heavy bag full of items, striking the employee in the head before fleeing the scene in a blue SUV.

Key was identified through surveillance footage where she was recognized from the previous thefts at the location. She is charged with felony burglary and felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She remains in jail on $12,000 bond.