Westport Police recovered thousands of dollars worth of stolen merchandise-arrest 2 men www.privateofficer.com
WESTPORT CT Dec 4 2011– Westport Police recovered thousands of dollars worth of merchandise that had been stolen from area drug stores after arresting two New York City men for shoplifting from CVS on Post Road East, police said.
Jeffrey L. Vaughn, 26, of Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., and 35-year-old Cecil L. Williams, of Brooklyn, N.Y., were charged with third-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny. They were held on $10,000 bond and given a court date of Dec. 8.
Officer Albert Nowinski nabbed Vaughn shortly after receiving a report that a shoplifter had just fled CVS, 397 Post Road East, police said. Vaughn was sitting in a car with a juvenile, and the shoplifted items were found near the car, police said.
While searching the vehicle, officers recovered approximately $5,000 worth of stolen items — including hair regrowth medication, razor blades and teeth whitener — that had been taken from area drug stores, according to police.
Police conducted further investigation and learned that Vaughn was not the man who was seen shoplifting at CVS on Post Road East, police said. After viewing a surveillance tape of the suspected CVS shoplifter, Officer Paul Wargo spotted the suspect — later identified as Williams — in a nearby store, police said.