Suspected Shoplifter Behind Bars

A suspected shoplifter is now in jail. 22-year-old Stephanie Marie Thatcher is facing robbery charges. In June a loss prevention officer said she was injured while attempting to prevent two thieves from leaving the JC Penny parking lot at Sikes Senter Mall. One of suspected thieves, Chase William Robb, was caught shortly after the incident. The loss prevention officer told police she saw Thatcher concealing clothing. Police said she followed Thatcher into the parking lot and was attacked by Robb. From there police told Newschannel Six the loss prevention officer ended up laying on top of the suspected shoplifter in the man's car, but he drove off. The officer was dragged across the street and fell to the pavement in a parking lot. On August 25th, the officer was able to identify Thatcher in a photo lineup.