Woman Arrested After Police Say She Stole Home Depot Power Tools, Accomplice at Large

Pleasanton police arrested a 25-year-old woman after they say she stole Home Depot power tools, and they're still looking for her alleged accomplice, a 21-year-old driver who rammed his gold Lexus into a security officer.

Sgt. Kurt Schlehuber said Ainslee Smith of Walnut Creek was arrested on Tuesday, three days after they say she was captured on surveillance video inside a Pleasanton Home Depot, where they say she stole some tools.

Schlehuber said that as they were looking into this theft, Home Depot officials called them to say there was a similar crime in Vacaville, and that Smith and her boyfriend, Steven Proctor of Danville, were suspects in that case. After a photo lineup, both Smith and Proctor were identified as the suspects in the Pleasanton case, police said.

Officers found Smith in Fairfield and arrested her on charges of robbery, assault and possessing methamphetamine. Police are still searching for Proctor, who they said tried to get away from the Pleasanton Home Depot by striking a security officer with his gold Lexus. A warrant was issued for Pro

Anybody who has information should Pleasanton Police Department at (925) 931-5100.

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