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Wednesday, February 19 Police Reports

Naugatuck police trying to ID alleged grocery thief

NAUGATUCK — Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a female suspect they say stole hundreds of dollars’ worth of groceries from a local store earlier this month.

On Feb. 5 police said a female suspect “stole approximately $216.94 worth of Tide Pods, meats, seafood and other groceries” from Stop & Shop. Police said it happened during the evening, but a specific time was not provided.

The suspect was unloading the cart of allegedly stolen items into an unknown vehicle when she apparently noticed an employee outside and “became nervous,” police said.

Rather than finish loading the groceries into the vehicle, police said, the suspect abandoned the meats, seafood and other grocery items behind in the cart and left.

Police said a witness described an unknown male suspect as having helped the female suspect unload the cart. He was the driver of the suspect vehicle — with police said might have been a blue four-door Saturn.

Anyone with information is asked to call Naugatuck police at 203-729-5221.

Tara O'Neill|Breaking News Reporter

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