Ex-employee accused of pulling knife on NC Walmart workers, stealing body spray

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FILE- This Nov. 9, 2018, file photo shows a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Walmart Inc. reports earnings Thursday, Nov. 15. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – A former employee at a New Hanover County Walmart accused of pulling a knife on workers and stealing a cart full of items from the store was arrested Tuesday evening, according to Lt. Jerry Brewer, spokesperson for the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the Carolina Beach Road store Monday afternoon after loss prevention employees alerted 911 about the armed robbery.

Brewer said 44-year-old Tammy Oxendine entered the store and started filling up her cart with items, including perfume and body spray, before heading toward the exit.

When employees confronted Oxendine, she pulled out a knife and threatened them as she was leaving the store.

Oxendine is wanted on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, larceny, and second-degree trespassing.

Brewer confirmed that Oxendine was a former employee at the Walmart store and was likely not allowed on the property.

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