Punches fly as cash register theft turns violent at Dollar Tree store

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A woman allegedly punched a store employee while trying to steal a cash register at a Dollar Tree store in South-Central El Paso last week, police said.

The unsolved attempted robbery is Crime Stoppers of El Paso's Crime of the Week.

Punches flew during the robbery attempt at 9:10 p.m. April 11 at the Dollar Tree at 5640 Alameda Ave., a half block east of Fox Plaza, Crime Stoppers reported.

Security cameras recorded an unidentified woman who allegedly punched a store employee while trying to steal a cash register on April 11 from a Dollar Tree store near Fox Plaza in South-Central El Paso.
Security cameras recorded an unidentified woman who allegedly punched a store employee while trying to steal a cash register on April 11 from a Dollar Tree store near Fox Plaza in South-Central El Paso.

An unidentified woman was looking at items near the checkout counters before attempting to open a cash register, Crime Stoppers said. The woman then grabbed the register and tried to run out of the store with it.

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A female store employee was punched while attempting to the stop the thief as another person grabbed the woman by her shirt, police said. The would-be thief fled without the cash register and was last seen heading toward Fox Plaza.

A security camera image shows a store worker taking a right punch to the head when a theft turned violent on April 11 at the Dollar Tree at 5640 Alameda Ave. near Fox Plaza.
A security camera image shows a store worker taking a right punch to the head when a theft turned violent on April 11 at the Dollar Tree at 5640 Alameda Ave. near Fox Plaza.

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Anyone with any information on the robbery suspect may anonymously call Crime Stoppers of El Paso at 915-566-8477(TIPS) or leave a tip online at www.crimestoppersofelpaso.org.

Daniel Borunda may be reached at 915-546-6102; dborunda@elpasotimes.com; @BorundaDaniel on Twitter.

This article originally appeared on El Paso Times: Punches fly in cash register robbery at El Paso Dollar Tree store