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Police say Westlake liquor thief bit store clerk to escape with stolen booze

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Posted at 1:47 PM, Dec 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-12 13:47:18-05

A store clerk was bitten by a shoplifter when he attempted to stop her from stealing liquor last week.

According to Westlake police, the incident happened shortly before 6 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the Giant Eagle Liquor Agency, 30664 Detroit Road.

Police said the female suspect and two other males took bottles of Patron and Moet worth about $377. When the clerk tried to stop the woman, she bit him on the chest, police said.  

The trio fled the scene in a 4-door sedan.

The same group is suspected of a similar theft at the same store on Nov. 18.

In the prior incident, the suspects took around $350 worth of tequila.

No one was bitten in the first incident, police said.