Bridgeport man accused of shoplifting from Westport CVS

August 9, 2018

WESTPORT — A Bridgeport man faces a larceny charge after he allegedly stole more than $1,000 worth of merchandise from a town store, police said.

Joseph Carter III, 52, of Bridgeport, was charged with forth-degree larceny.

Around 9 p.m. on Aug. 4, Westport officers responded to a CVS in town on a report of a shoplifting. Officers were told the suspect — later identified as Carter — was seen putting items in his pockets in the cosmetics aisle.

Employees told police after he left the store with his pockets filled with merchandise, he went back into the store with a brown paper bag and put more items in the bag. When employees tried to confront Carter, he left the store.

Employees were able to give police a description of the suspect. They found him nearby and took him into custody. The stolen items, valued together to cost more than $1,300, were recovered by police.

Carter was released on a promise to appear. He is expected in court on Aug. 13.

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