SMITHFIELD – A cashier was reportedly assaulted by a customer. Smithfield Police said they responded to Walmart, at 1299 N. Brightleaf Boulevard, at 5:25pm Tuesday, Nov. 21.
Police said a female cashier was at a register when a customer attempted to pay for merchandise with eight counterfeit $100 bills.
The cashier recognized the bills as counterfeit. The customer then attempted to grab the eight bills from the cashier and in the process placed her in a bear hug, causing a minor injury to her fingernail.
The suspect fled before police arrived. The man was wearing a medical mask and was unable to be identified.