Eastside woman arrested in robbery, shopping cart attack at Hannaford

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Kristyn A. Chaplin-Graham (Rochester Police photo)

ROCHESTER - A 44-year-old Eastside woman has been arrested in a robbery that occurred at the Lilac Mall Hannaford last month.

Kristyn A. Chaplin-Graham, of 182 Milton Road, was arrested by police at an undisclosed location around 10 p.m. on Wednesday.

Police had been on the lookout for Chaplin-Graham and an alleged male accomplice since Sept. 13 when the two were said to have been caught shoplifting.

The incident unfolded around 4:40 p.m. when a loss prevention employee tried to intervene as the pair made their getaway from the Milton Road store.

"After being asked to stop several times by two employees, the female became verbally aggressive, refused to stop and pushed a shopping cart at an employee, striking them," Rochester Police Capt. Todd Pinkham said shortly after the incident. "She became combative and fled in a vehicle with a male."

The pair left in what was described as a green Chevrolet pickup.
Since the pair used force in the theft Chaplin-Graham was charged on Wednesday with robbery; and theft by unauthorized taking, with two prior convictions.

Police were not immediately available to comment on their investigation into the alleged accomplice.

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