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Bridgeport women charged in Westport shoplifting

November 20, 2018

Police arrested two Bridgeport women over the weekend for allegedly stealing more than $1,000 worth of clothes from the Urban Outfitters in Westport in September.

According to Westport Police, about 3:45 p.m. on Sept. 28, Fairfield Police observed a large amount of clothing in a vehicle while investigating a motor vehicle accident. The clothing still had price tags attached. The operator was identified as Niajeha Green, 23, and the passenger identified as Tajanique Watson, 26, both of Bridgeport. At the time of the interaction, Watson was also found to be in possession of a large magnet, known to be used for shoplifting from retail stores.

On Oct. 1, police said, the Westport Police Department was notified by Fairfield’s investigating officer that many of items appeared to have been stolen from Urban Outfitters in Westport. Store employees reportedly were able to determine Green and Watson were in the store earlier on Sept. 28, and more than $1,100 worth of merchandise had been stolen. Arrest warrant applications for Green and Watson were submitted and later approved.

On Saturday, Tajanique Watson was taken into custody at the Bridgeport Police Department on the outstanding warrant and transported to Westport headquarters for processing. She was charged with fourth-degree larceny, shoplifting, possession of a shoplifting device and conspiracy to commit fourth-degree larceny. She was released after posting a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Court on Nov. 26.

On Sunday, Green turned herself in at police headquarters on the outstanding warrant. She was charged with fourth-degree larceny, shoplifting, and conspiracy to commit fourth-degree larceny. Green was released after posting $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Court on Nov. 29.

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