A 40-year-old Egg Harbor Township woman assaulted a store clerk Thursday while stealing items from the Boscov’s in the Shore Mall, police said.

Police responded to the incident about 1 p.m. after a report that a suspect assaulted an employee while attempting to flee after committing a theft. The victim suffered minor injuries to her hand and face in the struggle.

Upon arrival, police arrested Jennifer Nordaby, who was charged with robbery, theft and simple assault. She was placed in the Atlantic County jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail.

Police did not release what items Nordaby allegedly stole.

Wallace McKelvey