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Woman accused of punching two drug store employees in robbery

A Spokane woman has been charged with robbery after she allegedly punched two Rite Aid employees and tried to break open a package of knives she was leaving the store with. Employees of the drug store at 9120 North Division St. said Kayla M. Chavez, 28, appeared to be very intoxicated and attempted to leave the store with a basket of merchandise she hadn’t paid for on the evening of Dec. 27. According to court documents, Chavez was swearing and behaving belligerently even before employees confronted her. Police arrested Chavez at the scene. She was charged with first-degree robbery and remains in jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.
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