A 32-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were found with $1,800 in stolen makeup, and a police officer saw the man put one item in his sweater on Friday, June 5 at the CVS store downtown, police said. Darien police gave this account of what happened, including accusations not proven in court:
Police were told at 7:49 a.m. that the theft was happening, and officers went to the store at 964 Post Road. That’s where one officer saw the man, Stephen Panagatos of Hauppauge, Long Island, put an item in his sweater. When the pair noticed the officers, Panagatos dropped a bag that had been over his shoulder. He told police that he had intended to put the items back.