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Police: Victoria's Secret shoplift suspect pepper sprays officers

Latoya Moe, 31, of Brooklyn, was charged with

Latoya Moe, 31, of Brooklyn, was charged with assaulting police officers, shoplifting and several other crimes on Friday. Credit: NCPD

Nassau County police arrested a Brooklyn woman Friday afternoon after she shoplifted at Roosevelt Field mall and assaulted the responding officers, authorities said.

Latoya Moe, 31, is accused of stealing $1,100 worth of merchandise from the Victoria’s Secret store in the Garden City mall, Nassau County police said in a news release. She pepper sprayed officers and refused orders to put her hands behind her back to be arrested, instead “kicking, biting, spitting and punching” them, police said.

She was handcuffed after a brief struggle, the release stated. The officers were treated for minor injuries at a hospital and released.

Moe is charged with two counts of assault with intent to cause physical injury to a police officer, fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, obstructing governmental administration with a spray device, resisting arrest, false personation and possession of burglary tools.

She was arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead and held on bail of $10,000 cash or $5,000 bond, according to online court records. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.

Correction: Moe was identified incorrectly in an earlier version of this story. She had falsely identified herself, police said.


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