Woman assaults Penticton store employee

A woman has been released on a promise to appear in court with multiple conditions after assaulting a Home Hardware employee Monday.

A woman has been released on a promise to appear in court with multiple conditions after assaulting a Home Hardware employee Monday, June 22.

Around 2 p.m. police received a call from a  Home Hardware employee advising that a female shoplifter had punched the male employee and threatened to stab him and use mace before fleeing.

The female was followed and was seen dumping the stolen tools in a back yard on Phoenix Avenue. Police said they found stolen drills at that location and the packaging for said drills was located in the washroom of the Home Hardware.

The female was located by police south of Home Hardware. She is known to police.

The woman was released with a promise to appear and police say she will be monitored closely and has “numerous conditions” placed on her.