Updated: September 17, 2021 08:34 AM
Created: September 16, 2021 08:57 AM
(ABC 6 News) -- Rochester police said the woman was riding in an electric shopping cart and using it to try and conceal the shoplifting from store employees.
Police were called to the north Walmart in Rochester just after 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15 for reports of shoplifting.
When they got there, police said the suspects were still trying to steal things, so officers observed the shoplifting from Walmart's Loss Prevention office.
Rochester Police Lieutenant Frank Ohm said the woman and man were removing tags from items and putting things in bags. He said the woman was using the electric shopping cart to try to conceal the shoplifting. The two eventually got into separate checkout lanes, and Lt. Ohm said they each paid for a few things, but only a fraction of the items in their possession.
The two people walked out of Walmart separately, where they were met by officers.
Lt. Ohm identified the man as 24-year-old Mohamed Mohamud of Rochester. Mohamud had a warrant out for his arrest for failure to appear on a probation violation. He was arrested without incident and is facing a shoplifting charge.
The woman, 21-year-old Ikhlas Adbi of Rochester was also arrested. However, Lt. Ohm said the woman hit an officer in the chest in the process. The officer was not injured. Abdi was arrested and is facing a shoplifting charge as well as 4th-degree assault of a peace officer.
The stolen items included food, clothing worth more than $1,000.
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