Pair nabbed after worker stabbed during shoplifting at Durham mall, police say

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Two women are now in custody following a stabbing during a shoplifting incident at a Durham mall late last month, officials said Sunday.

Police said a security worker was stabbed while two women were shoplifting from The Streets at Southpoint Mall Sunday around 4:30 p.m. on March 31.

“A loss prevention officer sustained serious injuries during a confrontation with two females who had allegedly been shoplifting,” a news release said on Sunday.

Initially, police said they were looking for Natoyia Barbee, 35.

Now, Durham police say Barbee has been captured along with the other suspect, Latonya Williamson, 33, of Durham.

Barbee was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon in addition to assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Williamson was charged with aiding and abetting robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the incident at The Streets at Southpoint. 

She was also arrested on outstanding warrants for felony larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cocaine and possession of stolen goods. She was placed in Durham County Jail under a $36,000 bond.

 Barbee, who is also facing outstanding warrants from Wake and Durham counties, was placed in Durham County Jail under a $302,500 bond.

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