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Santana Gamble, 25, allegedly entered the store and removed the anti-theft devices from a pair of boots, stole that item and one other item and left the store, the report said.
The loss prevention and shopping mall security guard approached her, and as they tried to arrest her at her vehicle, she managed to get inside the car. She tried to run over the security guard, struck two parked cars, and bit the guard, the report said.
The investigation revealed a large amount of merchandise admittedly stolen from Ross Stores in Hillsborough County, the report said, and there were more than 70 items, including shoes, clothing, electronics, games, and toys, all from Ross and Family Dollar. Many had tags removed already, and police were in the process of coordinating with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office about the case. Police said she might be part of an organized crime ring operating in Clearwater and neighboring jurisdictions.
Gamble was charged with petit theft, resisting arrest without violence, possession or use of an anti-shoplifting device, aggravated assault, criminal mischief, resisting a merchant’s employee, driving with license suspended or revoked, and felony battery. She was released from the Pinellas County Jail on a $41,250 bond.