BAYONNE, NJ - A 31-year-old female employee at Fiji Convenience Store reported being assaulted by an alleged shoplifter at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

According to Lt. Eric Amato, the employee told police she confronted the male suspect when she observed him shoplifting and attempted to stop him from exiting the store. The reports reads that the suspect pushed the victime out of the store and punched her several times in the left shoulder before fleeing.

The value of the shoplifted items was reported to be approximately $85.