Three arrested in shoplifting attempt http://www.privateofficer.com
Two sisters and a friend were arrested Wednesday after they went on a back-to-school shoplifting spree at the Natick Collection, police said.
Elena Shields, 17, her sister, Sarah L. Shields, 21, and Amanda E. Winkler, 18, were arrested at 5:44 p.m. after they stole more than $1,400 worth of clothing from three different stores, said police spokesman Lt. Brian Grassey.
Lord & Taylor security agents said they saw the three women go into the changing room with several items, and emerge with less. Security saw the girls go outside and put the merchandise in a car,” Grassey said.
The women were stopped, and when officers searched for what they took from Lord & Taylor’s, they also found several items stolen from J. Crew and Nordstrom, two other stores in the mall, police said.
Items stolen included several shirts, skirts, dresses and sweaters, Grassey said.
The Shields sisters, of 39 Tanglewood Road, Sterling, and Winkler, of 9 Gates Terrace, were charged with two counts of larceny of property worth more than $250, receiving stolen property worth more than $250 and conspiracy to commit a crime.
All three are scheduled to be arraigned in Natick District Court at a later date.
Store security agent takes beating stopping shoplifter http://www.privateofficer.com
Police say that a 26-year-old female loss prevention officer, was bitten, kicked, punched and had hair pulled out when she confronted a woman who was trying to shoplift pocketbooks from the High Ridge Road department store on Thursaday.
“She took a beating, but she tried to detain this woman,” said Lt. Sean Cooney, a police spokesman. “She did slow her up enough so she didn’t get very far.”
A 24-year-old Stamford woman was arrested after the attack that sent the Lord & Taylor security officer to the hospital, police said.
Authorities said that they responded to the store after an employee called 911 at about 1 p.m., police said.
The loss prevention officer, whom police did not identify, was transported to Stamford Hospital, where she was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.
Cooney said the loss prevention officer spotted the woman trying to steal three purses and when the officer stopped the shoplifter at one of the exits, the shoplifter “viciously” attacked the female security agent, biting her arm, Cooney said. The bite was severe, he said.
Jacqueline Adams of 9 Chestnut St. was arrested after officers saw her running toward the Long Ridge Road entrance near First United Methodist Church, Cooney said.
Police charged Adams with third-degree robbery, third-degree assault, fourth-degree larceny and interfering with a police officer.
She was held on a $20,000 bond and is slated to appear July 3 in state Superior Court in Stamford.
A department store manager declined to comment.
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