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Stamford police: 1 tased, 3 charged in Macy’s shoplifting

December 19, 2018

STAMFORD — Police say they needed to use a Taser to stop one of three suspects accused of shoplifting more than $2,000 worth of merchandise from Macy’s.

Sgt. Robert Shawinsky said police were called to the Stamford Town Center department store Tuesday afternoon for a shoplifting incident.

An officer spotted three people matching the descriptions of the suspects on East Main Street. One of the men, George Washington Trice, ran away and was tased when he refused to follow an officer’s directions, Shawinsky said.

Shawinsky said Trice, 51, of Bridgeport, initially claimed his name was Anthony Smith.

Shawinsky said Trice was wanted for not showing up to court in Bridgeport, where he is facing charges of sixth-degree larceny, disorderly conduct, violating a judge’s protective order and driving under suspension.

Trice, along with Michael Hill, 39, of Stamford, and an unidentified juvenile were each charged with third-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny. Shawinsky said all of the merchandise was recovered.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com

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