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Report: Woman arrested after punching Belk employee in face, taking watches

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A Belk employee was punched in the face when he tried to stop a woman from stealing two watches from the store.

The incident was reported on Friday at Northlake Mall around 7:40 p.m., according to the report from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Shemika Wildrena Grant, 31, is charged with shoplifting and simple assault, according to police.

Police say Grant took two Armani Exchange watches, concealed them and then tried to leave the store.

When the store employee, who is a loss prevention officer, confronted Grant, she punched him in the face.

Grant was arrested and taken to the Mecklenburg County Jail.

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