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Man Nabbed For Shoplifting $1K In Goods From Area CVS

CVS Pharmacy in Westport.
CVS Pharmacy in Westport. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A man who was spotted putting items in a brown paper bag at a CVS pharmacy was arrested fleeing the store.

Joseph Carter III, address unknown, was apprehended by Westport Police around 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, after responding to the CVS Pharmacy on Post Road East in Westport for a report of a shoplifter, Westport Police said.

Employees told officers Carter was observed placing items in a brown paper bag and then fled the store when approached by employees, police said.

Employees provided officers a description of Carter who was located a short distance away and taken into custody. 

The stolen items, valued in excess of $1,300, were also located and recovered, police said.

Carter was charged with felony larceny and released on a promise to appear ticket. He is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 13.

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