Two Miami men have been arrested after they allegedly stole bath and beauty items in February from a Family Dollar store in Lake Worth, then shoved to the ground an employee who tried to stop them, according to an arrest report.
Steven Gamble, 29, faces charges of robbery without a weapon and larceny. Gamble was released from the Palm Beach County Jail on Friday after posting a $12,000 bond. Antwon Stanley, 29, also faces charges of robbery and larceny and is being held at the jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.
According to an arrest report, Gamble, Stanley and a third unidentified man entered the Family Dollar store at 1321 N. Dixie Highway, at 14th Avenue North, in Lake Worth on Feb. 21 and filled their cargo pants with body wash and other items, the report said.
As the men made their way to the front doors without paying, the store manager tried to stop them. The female employee was pushed to the ground but managed to get the license plate number on the men’s getaway car, a Chrysler 200, the report said.
The men left with $560 in stolen items.
During the course of an investigation by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, it was learned that the car was a rental under Gamble’s name, the report said.
Detectives also learned that Gamble was allegedly involved in a pair of retail theft cases from a Family Dollar store at 1206 S. Dixie Highway, near 12th Avenue South, that took place during a three-day period in August 2014. In one of those cases, Gamble assaulted the store manager after he locked the suspects inside the building, the report said. The men escaped by kicking the doors open.