An employee at Stop and Shop supermarket at 148 Heights Road was caught by store security personnel trying to leave the business with seven cold-cuts sandwiches valued at $7.99, Darien police were told.
Darien police issued this further information about the incident, including accusations not proven in court:
A Stop and Shop employee called police at 11:32 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 to tell them an “asset protection” employee had stopped a 19-year-old Norwalk woman who worked at the store when she tried to leave without paying for the seven sandwiches she had in her backpack. The total price of the sandwiches is $55.86.
The store detective told police that the woman had admitted she was trying to steal the sandwiches. The accused employee refused to speak with police about the matter.
Police were told the store wanted to press charges against the woman, so she was charged with sixth-degree larceny and issued a misdemeanor summons to appear on Nov. 27 in state Superior Court in Stamford.