A 47-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of robbery after stealing alcohol and other merchandise from Safeway on American Canyon Road on Wednesday night, according to American Canyon Police.

During the alleged theft, store employees attempted to grab the shopping cart full of merchandise from the woman who then assaulted them, police said. The woman, identified as Bernice Davis, 47, of Vallejo, then grabbed one employee’s cellphone and threw it down, damaging it, to stop them from calling police, police said.

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Davis stole $881.54 worth of merchandise, police said, mostly consisting of alcohol. 

Davis was contacted by police while stashing bottles of Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey in nearby bushes, police said. She was arrested and booked at the Napa County jail on suspicion of felony robbery and misdemeanor damaging or destroying a wireless communication device. Bail was set at $100,000.

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Public Safety Reporter

Maria Sestito is the Napa Valley Register public safety reporter. She covers breaking news as well as crime and courts. Maria came to the Napa Valley Register in 2015 after working at as a reporter and photographer at The Daily News in Jacksonville, NC. S