Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Shoplifter arrested after scuffle with Lord & Taylor security

Lord & Taylor in Stamford, Conn., Dec. 1, 2016. Photo: Keelin Daly / For Hearst Connecticut Media / Greenwich Time Freelance
STAMFORD CT Dec 7 2016  — An out-of-state woman was arrested Monday after she was caught on camera shoplifting from Lord & Taylor, police said.
A security manager at the High Ridge Road department store was monitoring her cameras about 5 p.m. when she saw a woman put a necklace and a pair of gloves into her handbag, according to the report.
Police Sgt. Simon Blanc said the woman, who was accompanied by a man, went on to buy other items and pay for them with fraudulent credit cards.
As she was leaving the store, the security manager questioned her about the $196 necklace and $75 pair of gloves, police said. The suspect — identified as Aubriana Adams-Coggins, 22, of Far Rockaway, N.Y. — was escorted back into the store while her companion ran away, according to the report.
Inside Lord & Taylor, police said, the woman became aggressive and kicked several employees. Blanc said she claimed she “accidentally” forgot to pay for those two items.
When police arrived, Adams-Coggins was not aggressive and repeatedly denied stealing anything.
Blanc said she was taken to the police department, where officers learned she had four fraudulent credit cards and a fake Illinois driver’s license.
Adams-Coggins, who had also given a false name, was charged with third-degree robbery, second-degree forgery, second-degree breach of peace and interfering with an officer.

She spent the night at police headquarters and was taken to court Tuesday morning.
Stamford Advocate 

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