Woman Attacked Store Clerk With Pepper Spray During Robbery: PD

Hartford police have arrested a woman accused of attacking a store clerk with pepper spray during a robbery Thursday.

Police arrested 36-year-old Niwkia McKenzie, of Hartford, on robbery and assault charges.

McKenzie is accused of robbing the Dollar General Store at 649 Wethersfield Avenue. According to police, McKenzie entered the store around 8:30 a.m. and sprayed the clerk with pepper spray, then stole several items.

The store clerk was hit in the right eye. He was treated at the scene and declined further treatment.

McKenzie was arrested and charged with third-degree robbery, third-degree assault and sixth-degree larceny.

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