MARYSVILLE — A grocery clerk was cut across his face while attempting to stop a couple who allegedly were stealing meat.
Marysville police were called to the Haggen grocery store on 88th Street NE a little after 4 a.m. Sunday.
An Everett woman, 28, had reportedly shoplifted packages of ribeye steak and bacon. She was accompanied by a 31-year-old Snohomish man, whom police believe to be her boyfriend. The man was paying for other items when the grocery clerk confronted the woman about the stolen items, Marysville police Cmdr. Mark Thomas said.
There was a struggle. The clerk, 63, reported being struck in the face multiple times.
During the confrontation, the woman left the store and returned with a knife. She yelled at the clerk to let the man go and allegedly cut the clerk across the bridge of his nose and near his left eye, Thomas said.
Police arrived during the confrontation and arrested the couple for investigation of assault and robbery. They were booked into Snohomish County Jail.
The clerk was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. His injuries are not life threatening.