Police: Repeat shoplifter assaults Poughkeepsie ShopRite worker who confronted him

Police say Shayne Bates assaulted a ShopRite employee who confronted him over stealing.

News 12 Staff

Jul 29, 2023, 2:13 AM

Updated 355 days ago

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An accused repeat shoplifter is now facing harsher consequences after allegedly hitting a grocery store worker in Poughkeepsie.
Police say Shayne Bates assaulted a ShopRite employee who confronted him over stealing.
News 12 is told Bates ran away, but was arrested in a nearby parking lot.
Investigators say this wasn’t Bates’ first time committing a similar crime. They say just last weekend, he was accused of stealing more than $1,400 worth of items from a Stop & Shop on South Road.
Bates now faces robbery charges.


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