PONTIAC (WWJ) – Two suspects are under arrest for the robbery and beating of a clerk at a dollar store in Waterford Township.

Charged are 26-year-old Kevin Maybee and 32-year-old Crystal Breeding are charged with retail fraud and assault and battery.

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The female employee at the Dollar General store told police that she witnessed the two suspects putting store merchandise into a purse and then try to leave without paying.

The employee took the purse from one of the suspects and they left the store – only to return a short time later demanding the purse because a cell phone was inside.

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There was a struggle and the suspects eventually left the store.

Police credit tips from the public for the arrests in the robbery.

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Maybee and Breeding were granted bond.