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Three Nabbed After $1.3K Shoplifting Incident At Westport CVS

Sterling Jones. Sterling Jones.
Sterling Jones. Photo Credit: Westport Police Department
Jalen Gonzales. Jalen Gonzales.
Jalen Gonzales. Photo Credit: Westport Police Department
Kingdom Utin. Kingdom Utin.
Kingdom Utin. Photo Credit: Westport Police Department

A trio was busted attempting to steal more than $1,000 worth of over-the-counter medication from a Westport CVS, police said.

Officers from the Westport Police Department were dispatched to CVS at approximately 1:15 a.m. on Feb. 27, officials announced over the weekend, when there was a report of several suspects who had shoplifted the medications and fled the store.

According to police, an officer who was nearby followed the only vehicle that was in the area, which was occupied by four men. The officer was able to stop the car on Riverside Avenue, where the occupants were found in possession of more than 90 pain and cold medications with a value of more than $1,300 inside the car.

The driver was identified as Queens resident Kingdom Utin, and his passengers were Uniondale resident Jalen Gonzales, Jamaica resident Sterling Jones and a juvenile, whose name was not released by police. They were later positively identified as the suspects who shoplifted from the CVS location.

Gonzales and Jones were charged with fourth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny. Utin was charged with conspiracy to commit larceny. Each was held on $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Justice Court on Wednesday to answer the charges. The juvenile was issued a summons to appear in court and released on his own recognizance. 

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