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Woman hit liquor store manager with her car: Bridgeport police

BRIDGEPORT, CT – A Bridgeport woman was arrested this week and is charged with robbing a liquor store in November and running over the manager of the business with a car, police said.

Melaine Sanchez was taken into custody Wednesday after being arrested by state police for a vehicle violation and it was determined there was a warrant for her arrest, authorities said.

Sanchez is charged in connection with the Nov. 27 robbery at the Felix Package Store, 874 Boston Ave., police said. The store manager tried to arrest the thief in the parking lot, but the assailant fled, even though the manager was clinging to the hood of the thief’s car, according to police, who said the manager had was knocked down when he fell from the vehicle onto Pembroke Street and seriously injured his leg.

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“The manager has worked at the store for approximately two decades and is known to many Easterners,” police said in a statement.

Sanchez, 24, faces charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, evasion of responsibility, reckless driving and driving under suspension, police said, adding that his bail was set at $250,000.

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