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Police: Fairfield Grocery Theft, Pursuit Bring Charges For Bridgeport Man

Robert Clark
Robert Clark Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bridgeport man was arrested on a warrant Friday after he stole items from the Villa Avenue Stop & Shop and then eluded officers on a brief chase over the winter, police said.

Robert Clark, 60, of William Street, was charged with failure to bring a motor vehicle to a full stop, evading responsibility, failure to drive in the proper lane, operating a vehicle without a license and sixth-degree larceny, police said.

At about 1:15 p.m. Jan. 31, police said Williams left the Super Stop & Shop with $47.21 in merchandise he had not purchased. When a loss prevention employee confronted him, police said Williams pushed his carriage into the employee and ran off.

Police said Williams got in his silver Honda and struck another car at nearby Nutmeg Bowl while trying to leave the scene. A police officer pursued the Honda, but stopped when Williams began losing control of the car, police said.

He was last seen across the Bridgeport border, police said.

Police used the license plate and surveillance video of Williams in the car to track down the vehicle and get a warrant. He was arrested at the Bridgeport Police Department at noon on Friday, police said.

Williams was held on $10,000 bond on the larceny charge and $500 on the traffic charges. He is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 3.

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