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Shoplifter scuffles with employee at local market

On Tuesday, March 29 Claremont police arrested a transient for robbery after he tried to get away with goods from the Stater Bros. on Foothill Boulevard and Towne Avenue. Police responded around 7:45 a.m. after 50-year-old Ellis Magee allegedly tried to steal beer, vodka and toothpaste, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek. An employee tried to stop Mr. Magee, which led to a scuffle resulting in the employee sustaining a cut on his wrist. Officers detained Mr. Magee, who was taken to CPD jail. A records check revealed he was on probation in LA County for possession of stolen property, and he was placed on an automatic 10-day hold.

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