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2 Publix workers stabbed stopping suspected shoplifter

Posted: 9:02 AM, Feb 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-01 14:52:33Z

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two supermarket employees were stabbed while trying to stop a shoplifter at a Miami Beach store.

Police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said in a news release that employees were trying to intervene when they saw a man shoplifting in a Publix supermarket on Tuesday evening.

News outlets report that 43-year-old Matthew Miller was arrested later Wednesday night and charged with aggravated battery, armed robbery and retail theft.

Police say one of the employees was stabbed in the stomach and taken to a hospital for treatment. The other suffered a cut on the leg.  

Both victims are expected to recover, according to NBC 6.