MILFORD - A Bridgeport woman has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting $1,000 in merchandise from Dick’s Sporting Good and punching a store employee.

Deanisha Pierce, 28, of Vine Street, was charged with third-degree robbery, second-degree larceny, breach of peace and conspiracy.

She is accused of shoplifting the items on Oct. 22.

“Upon speaking with the store employee, officers learned that Pierce attempted to avoid apprehension by pushing and punching the store employee,” police said.

Pierce was arrested on Monday and held on $50,000 bond.