Police have arrested one woman and are seeking another after an incident at County Mall in Crawley where a staff member was injured in a collision with a car.
A police spokesman said two women, who had a young child with them, entered Debenhams in the shopping centre between 1.30pm and 2pm on Thursday, October 8, and selected items before walking out without paying.
Staff were alerted to the suspected theft and followed the suspects into the car park, where they got into a car parked in a parent and child bay.
Police said the vehicle reversed out of the bay narrowly missing one member of staff and collided with another, leaving him with a slight injury to his leg.
The car drove through a barrier of shopping centre car park, breaking it, and onto Three Bridges Road.
A 29-year-old woman from Surrey was arrested on suspicion of theft, dangerous driving and common assault later that evening in Surrey and has been released on bail until November 25.
A second women described as being Asian, slim, about 30, dressed all in black and carrying a brown coloured hand bag is still be sought by police.
If anyone saw the incident or has information they are asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 698 08/10.