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Woman pulls off cash grab at IKEA in Burbank

July 26, 2012

A woman made off with about $300 in cash from IKEA on Tuesday after grabbing it from an open register, police said.

The woman, described as being between 40 and 50 years old, approached the cash register at about 8:20 p.m. in the downtown Burbank store to purchase a candle, Sgt. Darin Ryburn said.

“She gave the cashier the money, and when the cashier went to give her change, the woman fled with cash from the register after a struggle with the cashier,” Ryburn said.

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No injuries were reported as a result of the scuffle.

The woman was wearing a striped, gray shirt and hat, and fled IKEA on foot, Ryburn added.
It was unclear if the woman also ran out with candle.

-- Maria Hsin, Times Community News

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