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63-year-old clerk slashed in face stopping steak and bacon robbers

63-year-old clerk slashed in face stopping steak and bacon robbers (MGN Online)

MARYSVILLE, Wash. - A grocery clerk was slashed in the face Sunday while attempting to stop a woman from stealing steak and bacon.

The woman, 28, entered Haggen's Grocery Store in the 3700 block of 88th Street Northeast with her boyfriend, 31, a bit after 4 a.m., Mark Thomas with the Marysville Police Department said.

The woman snatched several packages of rib-eye steak and bacon and attempted to walk out of the store while her boyfriend was paying for other items.

The clerk spotted the woman and confronted her.

The woman was uncooperative and hit the clerk in the face multiple times, Thomas said. Her boyfriend joined the fight and tried to free her, also striking the clerk in the face.

The woman broke free, ran to her car and returned with a knife, yelling at the clerk to let her boyfriend go, Thomas said.

She then swung the knife at the clerk, cutting him on the outside of his left eye and across the bridge of his nose. The clerk was bleeding heavily and was rushed to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Thomas said.

Officers arrived to find the woman sitting in her car and her boyfriend still fighting the clerk.

The two were taken into custody without further incident, Thomas said. They were booked into the Snohomish County Jail.

A search warrant on the woman's vehicle is pending.

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