Australian woman arrested after allegedly robbing Adelaide jewelry store using chili sauce

Adelaide, Australia – November 7, 2023 – A 42-year-old woman has been charged with aggravated robbery after she allegedly squirted chili sauce into an Adelaide CBD jewelry store employee’s eye on November 7, 2023, before swiping a bundle of gold chains.

Police allege the 42-year-old Unley woman entered the store on James Place at about 5pm on Tuesday, November 7 and asked to see a jewelry display tray.

When staff member showed the woman the tray, the 42-year-old allegedly sprayed liquid chili sauce in the victim’s eyes, grabbed the tray and ran out of the store.

“I stepped back a bit and thought, oh my god, my jewelry … she grabbed it and ran out … I couldn’t open my eyes, they really stung and burned,” the victim reported. The victim’s husband ran after the accused and managed to get back the stolen items.

Police officers allege the Unley woman dropped the chili sauce and a Taser when she allegedly attempted to flee the scene. The 42-year-old was later arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, possessing a prohibited weapon, and breach of bail.

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