Two women charged with robbery after incident at Five Below

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Two women face robbery charges after they allegedly stole from Five Below in New Hartford, New Hartford police said.

Natasha Cruz, 20, and Ashley Garcia, 22, are charged with robbery.

According to authorities, police were called to the Five Below around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday. An assistant manager told the officers he attempted to stop two women who allegedly stole several items from the store. When the employee was attempting to retrieve the stolen items, an altercation broke out between Cruz and the worker, police said. Garcia allegedly tried to take the stolen items from the manager. The two fled the scene.

Police located the two and arrested them. They were arraigned and Cruz was released. Garcia was sent to Oneida County jail on $500 bail. They are both due back to Town of New Hartford Court on a later date.

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