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Two women charged with larceny at Kmart

SALISBURY — Police say two women caught stealing carts full of merchandise from Kmart may be looking at additional charges.

Briana Ladorothy Bracy, 26, and Shadesia Ashley Francis, 28, of Salisbury, were arrested Friday after an altercation with a loss prevention officer at Kmart.

Bracy was charged with felony larceny, misdemeanor larceny, strong-arm robbery and possession of stolen property.

Francis was charged with felony larceny and two counts of misdemeanor larceny.

The two were observed in the store by Abby Pope, who noticed they matched the description of reported shoplifters from other stores in the area, according to a police report.

Pope watched the women leave the store without paying for their merchandise and confronted them in the parking lot, the report said.

According to Salisbury police Capt. Sheila Lingle, Pope tried to stop the pair. When they did not stop, Pope took out her phone to call authorities.

Bracy then snatched the phone from Pope’s hand, threatening to “bash her in the face” if she did not let the pair leave, Lingle said.

Lingle said Pope let the women go in exchange for her phone. The pair got into a navy blue Chevrolet sport utility vehicle, abandoning the carts of stolen goods, police reported.

In total, $200 worth of toys were recovered.

Pope took a picture of the SUV’s license plate, which officers used to arrest the pair later that day.

Lingle said that if the women are connected to other thefts, stores can file for additional warrants.

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