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.