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Police Arrest Man Wanted in Assault Connected to Darien Shoplifting

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A man wanted by Darien police on charges of assault and robbery in an incident last February was identified with help from North Carolina police and taken into custody with help from New York City police, Darien police announced on Wednesday. Here’s how Darien police described what happened, in an account including accusations not proven in court:

Back in February, two men suspected of shoplifting at the Walgreens store on Heights Road were followed into the parking lot by an employee, who confronted one of them. That employee was struck by one of the two men — the police account at the time said the victim believed it was one of the men who was not holding a bag of loot while witnesses said it was the man with the bag. Whoever struck him, the employee was hit so hard that he fell to the ground, receiving minor injuries. Police were able to arrest the man he confronted, Keston M. Charles, 22, of Brooklyn, New York, but Charles told police he didn’t know the actual name of his accomplice, who went by “Q.”