2 officers injured after arresting alleged shoplifter in Westbury

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WESTBURY -

Two officers were injured after they tried to take an alleged shoplifter into custody.

The incident happened at a Walmart in Nassau County just before 3 p.m. Monday.

Security guards called about a man stealing items from the Walmart on Old Country Road in Westbury.

They say when officers caught up with the suspect there was a struggle, and two officers suffered minor injuries.

Officials say they arrested 46-year-old Clifford Gavin, of Queens.

Gavin is charged with assault, grand larceny, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

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