Woman held without bail after allegedly hitting Market Basket employee with stolen wine bottle

Police are looking for any witnesses to the Hooksett, New Hampshire incident.

Police in Hooksett, New Hampshire arrested a woman on robbery and other charges after a Market Basket employee confronted her about stealing a bottle of wine Monday afternoon, and she allegedly struck him with it.

Hooksett Market Basket employees told police that a 40-year-old from Somersworth walked out without paying for the wine bottle. 

The woman struck a Market Basket employee with the wine bottle when she was confronted, according to police. The employee and the woman struggled in the parking lot at 30 Market Drive until police arrived on the scene. 

The woman was charged with robbery and willful concealment after admitting to not paying for the bottle of wine, police said. She was also charged with obstructing government administration, simple assault, and criminal threatening. 


She was held without bail at Hooksett police department and later brought to Merrimack County House of Corrections. The arraignment is set for Aug. 3 at the Merrimack Superior Court. 

Police are looking for any witnesses to this incident. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Officer Gardyne at 603-624-1560 ext 426 or email [email protected].

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