Police say all four women who attacked and pepper sprayed an employee at a local 7-Eleven are now in custody.
Investigators say the women entered the 7-Eleven on the 100 block of North Pottstown Pike in Exton shortly after 2 p.m. on Saturday.
An employee at the store spotted at least one of the suspects stealing merchandise, according to police. Investigators say the employee followed the women out of the store and tried to use his cell phone to take pictures.
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One of the women then allegedly removed the phone from the employee’s hand and a fight ensued. Police say the four women repeatedly punched the man and sprayed him in the face with pepper spray.
Despite the assault, investigators say the employee managed to grab one of the bags containing some of the stolen items. As he carried the bag back into the store, police say two of the women followed him and continued to attack him, punching him and placing him in a headlock. Police say they were unable to recover the bag however and all four suspects fled the scene in a white Ford Focus.
Investigators later identified the suspects as 18-year-old Shanelle Davis, 18-year-old Nirrah Jones, 19-year-old Asia Henderson and 22-year-old Najia Davis. All four suspects are Philadelphia residents, according to investigators.
Shanelle Davis was arrested at her home on Sunday. Investigators also say the getaway vehicle was recovered. She was remanded to the Chester County Prison after failing to post $75,000 cash bail.
Investigators say Nirrah Jones later turned herself in and identified herself as one of the suspects. She was remanded to the Chester County Prison after failing to post $50,000 cash bail. Police also say they recovered the stolen cell phone.
Officials say Henderson and Davis both surrendered to police Monday night.
(Pictured: L to R: Shanelle Davis, Nirrah Jones, Najia Davis, Asia Henderson)