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Woman pepper sprayed security guard after attempted theft at Nordstrom Rack

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Posted at 5:22 PM, Jul 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-25 23:11:45-04

BALTIMORE — A shopper didn't want a shopping bag, just the designer goods.

Police said a woman attempted to rob a Baltimore Nordstrom Rack of $3,000 of merchandise and then pepper sprayed a security guard on her way out.

Officers released a surveillance photo of the woman who attempted to steal a handbag and various designer brand sunglasses from the store on Boston Street, in Baltimore's Canton community.

The attempted theft happened around 2:20 p.m. on July 4.

An on-duty security officer stopped the woman, and after a brief struggle, she then demanded that the security officer hand over the property.

When the security officer refused, the woman pepper sprayed the security officer and took off in a white Mercedes Benz SUV.

"Why steal?" a shopper asked. "You can go in there and put it on layaway. You can put it to the side something."

Anyone who knows the identity of this woman is asked to call Citywide Robbery detectives at 410-366-3641.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.