CAMDEN, NJ - A Camden woman was arrested Sunday by the Brooklawn Police Department after allegedly attempting to shoplift at a ShopRite in the township.
Alycia Roman, 37, was ultimately charged with robbery (second degree), aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (third degree), shoplifting (disorderly persons offense), and violation of the emergency COVID-19 orders.
“Store employees followed Roman to her vehicle after she allegedly walked out of the store with various items without paying for them,” Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and Col. Patrick Callahan said in an announcement outlining other state violators. “When one employee tried to recover the items, Roman argued with him and allegedly spat on his shirt.”
Roman then reportedly struck another supermarket employee with her vehicle once while reversing and nearly hit him again as she attempted to drive away.
In another part of Camden County, Gloucester Township, a woman was charged Saturday with violating the COVID-19 emergency orders as well.
Gina Fabrico, 29, of the township was also charged with violating a restraining order (fourth degree) for traveling to the home of a family member who had a restraining order on file with her.
“The Attorney General’s Office and New Jersey State Police will continue to work with law enforcement throughout New Jersey to deter non-compliant behavior,” Grewal’s office said in a statement. “No one should take advantage of this pandemic to further their own biased agendas.”