Tampa, Florida -- As a woman was being handcuffed for stealing purses from a store, her accomplice drove up and threatened employees with a hammer.

According to reports, a woman was found stealing purses from Macy's at Westshore Mall so loss prevention stopped her as she left the store. While being handcuffed in front of the store, a dark blue Nissan Altima pulled up and the trunk opened.

With one handcuff on, the woman ran and jumped into the front passenger seat. Then a man got out of the driver's seat, grabbed a hammer from the trunk and in a threatening manner told the loss prevention personal, "Don't try me."

As the personnel tried to get the tag number to the vehicle, the man ripped off the tag and took off in the vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477) or report online at

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