Thursday, December 25, 2014

Alleged bracelet theft leads to handcuffs

A Virginia woman accused of stealing six bracelets from a store at the Exton Square mall ended up with a different kind of wrist adornment: handcuffs.

Alleged bracelet theft leads to handcuffs

Jennifer Jarman, 37, of Charlottesville, Va.
Jennifer Jarman, 37, of Charlottesville, Va.

A Virginia woman accused of stealing six bracelets from a store at the Exton Square mall ended up with a different kind of wrist adornment: handcuffs.

West Whiteland Township Police Detective Scott Pezick said Jennifer Jarman, 37, of Charlottesville, Virginia, faces a multitude of charges, including aggravated assault, after an incident yesterday afternoon at the Deerskin Leather store.

He said a store employee quickly realized that six bracelets valued at $289 were missing after Jarman had visited the store. The employee alerted mall security, who confronted Jarman after she had entered her Dodge Charger in the mall's parking lot. Pezick said Jarman handed over two bracelets but then proceeded to back out of the parking space, striking the security officer, as she fled. He sustained minor injuries, Pezick said.

A description of Jarman's vehicle was broadcast on police radio, and a Westtown East Goshen officer initiated a traffic stop  after spotting the vehicle on Route 202 in Thornbury Township. The mall security officer was brought to the scene and he positively identified Jarman as the actor, Pezick said.

The charges against Jarman include robbery, aggravated assault, retail theft, and disorderly conduct. She was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Larry Smith and remanded to Chester County Prison after failing to post $10,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

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Aubrey Whelan covers Chester County for the Inquirer. A native of a Philadelphia suburb so small it doesn't have a zip code, she grew up reading the Inquirer and was thrilled to take a job there in fall 2012. Previously, she covered crime, courts and D.C.'s Occupy movement for the Washington Examiner. Aubrey graduated from Penn State in 2011, where she worked for the award-winning campus newspaper and majored in journalism and French. Contact her at 215-495-5855 or awhelan@philly.com. You can also follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/aubreyjwhelan.

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