TULSA, Oklahoma - Police arrested two Tulsa women suspected of shoplifting and assaulting store employees three times in the past week.

Investigators said on three occasions, August 8th, 12th and 13th, Kayla Dixon and Symone Henson went into a Tulsa retailer, grabbed sports apparel, then pepper sprayed employees as they left the businesses without paying.

Police said in the first two thefts, the pair took $1,480 worth of merchandise.  During the third theft attempt, officers said store employees were able to prevent the two from taking any merchandise.

Police said each time, Dixon and Henson got into a silver Chevrolet Spark and drove off.  During the August 13th theft attempt, the pair dropped a set of car keys and a can of mace as they fled.

After obtaining a search warrant, police arrested Dixon and Henson on Monday afternoon at a Tulsa apartment complex in the 1600 block of East Young Street.

Police booked Dixon, 19, and Henson, 20, into the Tulsa County jail on complaints including grand larceny, possession of stolen property as well as assault and battery.