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Police: Darien Supermarket Employee Caught Stealing Seven Sandwiches

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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.

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Police: Apparently Intoxicated Man, 58, Causes Disturbance, Kicks at Police

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According to police, a 58-year-old man who appeared intoxicated (1) grabbed change from the tip jar at the Dunkin Donuts store downtown and put it in his pocket; (2) got agitated and tried to push a police officer when asked about that; (3) resisted arrest; (4) yelled profanities and racial slurs when arrested; (5) kicked at officers after they got handcuffs on him. That, police said, was how Kevin Oshea of Ardsley Road in Stamford spent part of his Friday night. Most of his Saturday was spent in jail. He’s scheduled to spend much of his Monday, Sept. 24, in court.

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Uncaught, Red-Handed: Pair of Shoplifters Hightail It Out of Walgreens

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Two empty-handed males entered the Walgreens store at 138 Heights Road on Monday, July 16, but at least some of those hands were seen clutching stolen beach bags as the two ran out, police said. Police gave this further account:

Inside the beach bags was an unknown amount of loot. The two were seen in the area of the store where school supplies and over-the-counter medication were displayed, but store employees hadn’t been able to determine what had been taken by the time police were called at 3:31 p.m.

The manager told officers that the two thieves had been in the store before.

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Report: Shoplifter Takes $100 Item from Downtown Store

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Darien police said that a person went into a fitting room at the Tina Dragone store in downtown Darien, then walked out and seemed to be returning an item of clothing to a store rack, but store employees later discovered that the customer left. Police didn’t say how the employees knew that or what the item of clothing was, only that it’s priced at $100. A manager of the store at 1049 Post Road contacted police at 1:47 p.m. on Thursday, July 12 to report the incident. Police were told that because there were a lot of customers in the store, the employees couldn’t continue to monitor the subject — police did not say if the subject was a man or a woman. The police announcement said: “No further details are being released on this incident as it is an active criminal investigation conducted by the Darien Police Detective Division.”


Inventory at Downtown Store Leads to Look at Security Video Showing Theft of $270 Worth of Jewelry

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When Kirby and Company managers found a significant loss of goods for sale as they were conducting a semi-annual store inventory, they looked at video surveillance records. That’s when they saw on video a suspect concealing jewelry in a bag, then leaving the store at 1029 Post Road without paying. The theft occurred in the third week of June 2018, and it amounted to $270 in stolen merchandise. Someone fro the store contacted police on Wednesday, July 11. Police are continuing to investigate the incident and said they would release no further information about it.


Police: Supermarket Employee Stole Food Priced at $108

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A Whole Foods employee was caught eating or stealing $108 from the store, Darien police said. Police described what happened at the supermarket at 150 Ledge Road with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

Sometime before about 4 p.m. on Monday, July 2 loss-prevention employee at the store saw Raul Garcia of Stamford, a 20-year-old store employee, eating food he hadn’t bought. His personal bag was searched (something allowed by company policy), and inside it the loss-prevention employee found ice cream valued at $18 that hadn’t been paid for. Garcia admitted that he’d stolen items from the store nine times since he started working there. The store estimated that he stole items priced at a total of $108.

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Police: Juvenile Stole Items Priced at $340 from Downtown Store

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Alerted by a clerk in the Kirby Girl store at 14 Brook St., downtown that a shoplifter had just left, Darien police located the person matching the clerk’s description just blocks away. The suspect is a juvenile. Darien police didn’t describe the juvenile in any way, other than to say he or she is from New Canaan. Here’s how police described what happened, including accusations not proven in court:

The clerk saw the juvenile, who was not described further in a police announcement, other than to say that he or she is a New Canaan resident. Police, who didn’t give any further description of the juvenile other than to say he or she is from New Canaan, said the suspect admitted to being in the store and stealing from it.


Man Rolls Off With $360 Worth of Seafood in a Shopping Cart at Supermarket

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An employee of Whole Foods Market told police that a surveillance camera recording showed a man put several bags of frozen shrimp and salmon from a freezer into his cart, then the video shows him rolling it all out of the store without paying. The incident was reported to police on Thursday, June 28. The Darien police announcement doesn’t indicate whether anyone is reported to have stopped the man before he left the store at 150 Ledge Road, and the police statement doesn’t indicate the circumstances about why the video recording was looked up or when the incident happened. The man was wearing a black baseball hat, black shirt and jeans, police said.

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Two Former Employees Charged With Burglarizing Embody Fitness Gormet Stores in Darien, New Canaan

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When cash was missing from the register for the second time at Embody Fitness Gourmet in the Noroton Heights Shopping Center, management reviewed video surveillance records and found someone sneaking into the store overnight, police said. That person and another man, both from Stamford, have been arrested and charged with burglary and larceny on several occasions in January and February, stealing a somewhere between $1,500 and $1,600, in total, police said. Gillen Bryan, owner of Embody, said he recognized the employees from the video recordings. He said he was surprised to find these two former employees taking money. “I didn’t think they would burglarize,” he said.