Burlington woman facing multiple charges following theft

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BURLINGTON — A 40-year-old woman is facing multiple charges following an incident in Burlington on Monday.

Authorities were called to a retail store on Church Street for a report of a woman who had stolen over $1,000 worth of merchandise and brandished a knife at the employees when they attempted to stop the woman from leaving at around 4:00 p.m.

Police say they received information that the woman was in the area of St. Paul Street and Pearl Street near the bus stop.

They located the woman who was later identified as Sabrina Kingsbury, of Burlington.

Police say they confirmed the clothing description provided by the caller matched Kingsbury.

Kingsbury allegedly refused to comply with the officer’s orders to place her hands behind her back.

Once under arrest police recovered the knife from Kingsbury.

Witnesses told police Kingsbury threatened to stab them if they tried to stop her from leaving the store with stolen merchandise.

She was transported back to the Burlington Police Department.

Kingsbury’s criminal history shows she has 3 felony convictions, 33 misdemeanor convictions, 3 unknown offense level charges, 6 assaultive crime convictions, 2 dangerous/deadly weapon charges, 2 violations of probation/parole convictions, 2 violations of court orders/conditions, and 8 previous failures to appear in court.

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