Police say Carrie A. Sanborn, 29, was attempting to use a debit card to purchase a pack of cigars that cost $1.35. When the 33-year-old clerk told Sanborn that the minimum purchase for debit cards is $10, an argument ensued and Sanborn allegedly attempted to take the cigars without paying.


 

State Police have charged a Dover woman with assault and robbery following an incident at a liquor store in Rodney Village.

According to Master Cpl. Bruce Harris, police were called to Rodney Village Liquors at approximately 8:30 p.m. Oct. 21 for a reported dispute.

Police say Carrie A. Sanborn, 29, was attempting to use a debit card to purchase a pack of cigars that cost $1.35. When the 33-year-old clerk told Sanborn that the minimum purchase for debit cards is $10, an argument ensued and Sanborn allegedly attempted to take the cigars without paying.

At that point, according to police, the clerk attempted to grab the cigars, but Sanborn allegedly punched the clerk and kicked over stands of merchandise before fleeing to her vehicle.

The clerk noted the vehicle’s tag number, which police used to identify and locate Sanborn later at her residence.

Sanborn was taken into custody and charged with robbery and assault. She was later released on a $5,500 unsecured bond.

The victim sustained a minor cut to his lower lip and did not receive medical attention.