Employee Injured After Being Assaulted By Customer

SMITHFIELD – An employee at a Smithfield business suffered minor injuries after being assaulted by a disgruntled customer.  Police are investigating and looking for the suspect who fled from the business before they arrived.

At 4:58pm Sunday, Smithfield Police were dispatched to Polo Ralph Lauren at 1205 Outlet Center Drive.  Police said a 39 year-old employee was behind the counter talking with a customer when the female suspect reportedly became angered.

The suspect went behind the counter and physically assaulted the employee. Officers were immediately dispatched, however the suspect left before police could arrive.

The employee sustained minor injuries during the assault.  No additional information was released.


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