A man and woman were charged in relation to a theft from a Frederick business last week in which employees were threatened with a knife, according to city police.

City police were sent to the business in the 1300 block of West Patrick Street at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday when several employees noticed a man, later identified as 50-year-old Zaki Love, passing merchandise to a woman, later identified as 37-year-old Jessica Moore, who hid it in her bag, according to a department press release. An employee confronted Love and Moore as they tried to leave the store, and Love shoved the employee, then pulled a pocket knife on the employee, the release states.

Love and Moore left in a vehicle before police arrived, but officers were given a description of the culprits and the vehicle, the release states. A short time later, at about 6 p.m., Officer Nicole Hamilton spotted the vehicle near Harlan Way and, after pulling the vehicle over, arrested both Love and Moore.

Moore, of the 1700 block of Carriage Way in Frederick, was charged via district court summons with theft from $100 to $1,500, while Love, of the 5800 block of Rosebay Court in Frederick, was charged with first- and second-degree assault as well as conspiracy to commit theft from $100 to $1,500, court records state. Love remained held without bail in the Frederick County Adult Detention Center after a bail review hearing Thursday.

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Jeremy Arias is the Frederick city and government reporter for The Frederick News-Post.

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Maga? Build the wall?


What's the name of the "retail business"?

This story required more than a rewrite of a press release. This is not reporting. This is stenography.


Maybe the freestate gas station?


Both of these folks have quiet the resume on MD Court Case

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