FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Two suspects were accused of shoplifting from the same Fairfield supermarket in separate incidents over a three-hour span Wednesday. Police are still looking for a third suspect involved in one of the cases.
The first incident occurred just before 4 p.m., Wednesday at the Super Stop & Shop on Kings Highway Cutoff. Store security told police that a woman loaded a shopping cart with Red Bull energy drinks and other groceries and walked out of the store without paying, according to the police report. The stolen items totaled $585, police say.
Jaclyn Lucibello, 28, of Hamden, was stopped in the store’s parking lot and taken back inside to wait for police. When officers arrived she admitted to taking the items, saying she did not have the money to pay for them, police say. She was charged with fifth-degree larceny, a misdemeanor, and released on a promise to appear in court on Aug. 7.
Police responded to another shoplifting report at the same store at 7 p.m., Wednesday. Store security reported that two men had come into the store and ran out with $212 worth of chewing gum, according to the police report.
One of the suspects got into a black, older model Madza and drove east on the Post Road into Bridgeport. The officer decided not to pursue the car because of the high volume of traffic and the suspect’s potentially reckless driving, police say.
The other suspect fled on foot toward the nearby Public Storage center. Nicholas Payne, 27, of Bridgeport was found in an alcove on the building, police say. He was identified by store security as one of the suspects, according to the police report.
Payne was charged with sixth-degree larceny and interfering with an officer, both misdemeanors. He was held on a $1,000 bond and is due in court on Aug. 7.