OKLAHOMA CITY -- A pair of sisters are arrested for allegedly robbing and assaulting employees at a metro store. Oklahoma City police say the sister act teamed up with two other women to commit the crime.
Police say what started as a simple act of shoplifting quickly turned violent, leading to the sisters being taken into custody.
Armed with pepper spray, the two sisters were confronted by employees of an Ulta store, allegedly trying to steal three thousand dollars of perfume.
"They got out of the store by basically assaulting two employees," said Oklahoma City police MSgt. Gary Knight.
Police say one of the store employees first became suspicious of the sisters, and a third suspect, because of a prior theft.
"The clerk had recognized the three from a previous shoplifting incident when she was attacked," said Knight.
The sisters, 22-year-old Myra Brooks and 23-year-old Reba Brooks, fled the store, but only after attacking the two employees.
"One of them was hit in the head and pepper sprayed. The other was also sprayed with pepper spray," said Knight.
Luckily, a witness in the store parking lot wrote down the tag number of the getaway car leading to the arrest of the driver Kernisha Meadows, who then led police to the sisters.
Court records show a fourth suspect, who police haven't yet arrested, also assisted in the crime.
The sisters are being held on $20,000 bond each.