COVINGTON, La. -- Covington police have arrested a woman who confessed to stealing two cash drawers from Walgreens and throwing a brick through the window of her former employer.
Robin Camille, 26, faces charges of felony theft over $500, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal damage to property and theft under $300.
Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz said police were alerted to Camille's alleged activity after they received a report of a shoplifter at Columbia Street Mercantile in the 200 block of N. Columbia Street.
After receiving a description of the shoplifter from the store, they found Camille about a block away. She matched the store's description. They arrested Camille and released her on a misdemeanor summons for theft for the shoplifting charge.
Later that afternoon, Camille's employer, the Tap Room Bar and Grill, fired her after learning of the arrest.
At 11 p.m., officers were flagged down by a store manager of the Walgreens on 1200 US 190. He said his store had just been robbed by a woman who took two cash drawers. Officers were able to secure surveillance video of the robbery.
About an hour later, officers fielded a call from the Tap Room Bar and Grill, which was saying that a former employee threw a brick through the restaurant's window. They received a description of the woman, and the officers handling the Walgreens and Tap Room incidents got together and learned that the suspect had the same physical description and car. They were then able to identify Camille as a suspect.
Camille admitted to throwing the brick and stealing the cash drawers during questioning. She told police "she was angry because she thought that she had been fired for no reason," Lentz said.
Officers recovered drug paraphernalia and all of the money taken from Walgreens. They placed Camille in the St. Tammany Parish Jail.