Woman Who Laughed at Employee While Saying ‘You’ll Never Catch Me’ As She Stole Items from Store Arrested

by Xara Aziz
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police

A Las Vegas woman who proudly boasted “you’ll never catch me” as she was filmed stealing goods from a store has been arrested, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said Tuesday.

Nicole Waters, 51, has been charged with robbery after she “brazenly took items” from a retail store near the 2000 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard in January.

In video footage that has since been released to the public, the suspect is seen carrying several items while laughing and telling an employee at the store “you will never catch me.”

Police say it was the video that led to her arrest. Several people who saw the video said that they knew of her whereabouts and tipped police. She was later found close to the store where she committed the robbery.

The news comes just weeks after Shine My Crown reported a planned shoplifting attempt that turned into a full-on robbery after an 18-year-old Indianapolis woman threatened store employees with a hammer.

In April, police were dispatched to a grocery store in the Greenwood area to look into an incident involving Amber Nichole Williams, who was reported to be concealing bottles of alcohol. Upon arrival shortly before 9pm, authorities found Williams in a red cap accompanied by a woman in a black cap fleeing the scene. Employees said that before the police arrived, Williams threatened to attack them with a hammer.

After her arrest, a store employee said that Williams was seen on surveillance footage stealing two large bottles of vodka and putting them in her purse. She then proceeded to leave the scene but the store’s security system locked the tires of a shopping cart she was pushing, which prevented her from exiting.

When a loss prevention employee attempted to block Williams from leaving the store, she pulled out a hammer and began threatening the employee. When Williams surrendered to authorities, they found she stole items worth approximately $67. Police returned the stolen goods to the store.

Williams remains in custody on a $17,000 bond.

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