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Woman knocked unconscious by shoplifter at Martinsburg Walmart

May 28, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A female employee of the Martinsburg Walmart was knocked unconscious Friday when a man shoplifting in the store hit her as he left the building, according to the Martinsburg Police Department.

The man was observed by store employees concealing items, according to a news release.

When store employees confronted him, he started to flee the building, the release said.

The woman who was struck was hit as the man was being pursued, the release said.

The employee was taken to City Hospital for treatment, the release said.

Anyone with information about the incident may call city police at 304-264-2100.

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