A 60-year-old Richland man was arrested Saturday afternoon after he allegedly assaulted employees at a thrift store as he stole items.
An employee at the Goodwill store on Wellsian Way reportedly saw James Amundson stealing and confronted him, said Richland police. Amundson punched and kicked the employee and then flipped over a table as he fled.
Police were notified of the robbery and found Amundson along with items stolen from the store a couple of minutes later.
Amundson was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of second-degree robbery.