STAMFORD, Conn. — A woman was abandoned by her male companion at Lord & Taylor in Stamford after she was nabbed in an alleged shoplifting that turned violent when she kicked at store security who had grabbed her early Monday evening, police said.
The woman and man were monitored by store security staff, who watched them through the store's surveillance system as they went through different departments and tried on various items around 5 p.m., Sgt. Simon Blanc said.
The woman was spotted picking up a pair of $75 UGG gloves and a necklace valued at $195 and placing them in her handbag, Blanc said.
The woman also purchased four pairs of shoes and a pair of watches using what was later determined to be fraudulent credit cards, Blanc said.
The woman was detained by store security as she left the store, Blanc said. The female loss prevention officer stopped her and physically escorted her back with the assistance of other staff as the woman fought, Blanc said.
Police said the man who was with her ran and hasn't been located.
The woman told police she was shopping and stopped by security. She told police she "accidentally forgot" about the gloves and necklace in her purse. She said her male friend ran away because he was afraid of police and had been recently released from prison, Blanc said. She also allegedly told police a different name before they were able to establish her correct identity, he said.
Police said she had four fraudulent credit cards and a fake Illinois driver's license in her possession.
Aubriann A. Adams-Coggins, 22, of 639 Beach 68th St., Far Rockaway, N.Y., was charged with third-degree robbery, second-degree forgery, breach of peace and interfering with an officer.
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