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Police: Woman sought, tried to kill employee in shoplifting getaway

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A prior mugshot for a 2010 driving offense of Rosa Aguilera. (Source: Greenville Police Dept.) A prior mugshot for a 2010 driving offense of Rosa Aguilera. (Source: Greenville Police Dept.)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville police said they have signed arrest warrants for the woman accused of shoplifting from Dillard's then hitting an employee with her car who tried to stop her from getting away.

Police said 32-year-old Rosa Aguilera, of Gaffney, is wanted on attempted murder and armed robbery charges in connection with Sunday's shoplifting incident.

According to her arrest warrants, a Dillard's employee saw Aguilera put the clothes in a Belk's bag then leave without paying. The employee ran after her into the parking garage and when he spotted Aguilera, he waved at her to stop but she accelerated towards him, hitting the employee in the leg with her car, the warrants stated.

Police said the victim was thrown onto the hood of the car and Aguilera was able to get away.

Because of the circumstances, Johnathan Bragg with the Greenville Police Department said the shoplifting charge was upgraded to armed robbery.

Aguilera is believed to be driving a black 2000 Volkswagen Beetle with tag JAQ888, Bragg said.

Anyone with information about Aguilera's whereabouts is asked to call Greenville police or Crime Stoppers at 864-23-CRIME.

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