Portland woman appears in court in Fred Meyer robbery

first_imgA Portland woman accused of threatening a loss-prevention officer with a handgun while shoplifting items from a Vancouver Fred Meyer made a first appearance Friday in Clark County Superior Court.Danyielle L. Cunningham, 38, appeared on a warrant for first-degree robbery and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm stemming from the June 17 incident.Vancouver police were called for a brandishing at Fred Meyer, 2500 Columbia House Blvd., and learned that a loss-prevention employee, Bryan Edmiston, had tried to stop a shoplifter who then displayed a handgun, according to an affidavit of probable cause.The woman, later identified by police as Cunningham, loaded up merchandise in her cart and walked out of the store without paying. As Edmiston approached her, she told him, “You need to back up,” while showing him a firearm. “You need to back up or you’re going to get hurt,” she said, according to the affidavit.Edmiston said he backed off and watched the woman load the stolen items into a vehicle with Oregon license plates. She then drove off. The woman made off with food, shoes and a fishing reel, totaling $166.74, court records state.last_img

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