The London Police Department says a woman is behind bars after allegedly assaulting a London BP employee and leaving stolen money behind. Officers say 34 year old Cynthia Swafford of London is charged with robbery. An employee at the BP on West 192 told police he was in his office when he heard the bell chime. When he came out he saw Swafford behind the counter carrying a plastic bag heading out of the store. The Employee followed Swafford and asked a customer to call 911. When Swafford was confronted she gave the money back, but when the employee tried to make her stay until police arrived she assaulted him and fled the scene. When officers arrived they searched the area and found her at a nearby apartment. Swafford was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center. Swafford later told WYMT-TV reporters the money was out on the counter and that if she didn’t take it, someone else would have.