Local police are searching for a woman who allegedly struck two employees with her car while fleeing Yankee Candle with a stolen gift basket.
On Monday, March 19 after 6:30 p.m., Lynnfield Police responded to the outlet on Route 1. The police report indicates that the female suspect allegedly walked out of the store with a gift basket and, when confronted, entered her vehicle and refused to leave the basket.
One employee reportedly stood in front of the vehicle and the other was behind it. The suspect allegedly struck the one in front first, and then proceeded to back up, striking the other one. One of the employees reported elbow and pelvis injuries as well as arm lacerations from falling after going up on the hood of the fleeing car.
The suspect is described as a female between the ages of 30 and 40, about 5 feet, 3 inches, with a medium build and shoulder length brown hair, which was in a pony tail at the time. She was wearing a white short-sleeve shirt and dark colored shorts at the time of the incident.
The suspect's vehicle was described as gray and resembling a Mercury Sable. The car's driver side mirror was reportedly damaged in the incident. Police also spoke to an employee of a nearby business and received a similar description of the vehicle - either a Mercury Sable or a Ford Taurus.