NORWALK, Conn. – A Stamford woman and her mother were charged with shoplifting more than $1,200 worth of merchandise from Norwalk’s Kohl’s store, according to police reports.
The loss prevention department at the Connecticut Avenue store called police to report two women walked out of the store with a cart full of items without paying at about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, police said. The total value of the items taken was $1,260, according to the report.
An employee approached the pair as they loaded items into a car, and explained that she would give the car’s license plate number to police if they did not return to the store, according to the police report. Vanessa Hickey, 37, of Sylvan Knoll Road in Stamford then went to the back of the car and bent the license plate in an attempt to hide the number, the loss prevention worker told police.
The guard still was able to provide a plate number to police, and described one of the suspects as wearing an eye patch at the time of the theft, police said.
The car belonged to Nancy Rosso, 65, of Strawberry Hill Avenue in Stamford, according to motor vehicle records. Stamford police went to the address, and Rosso answered the door with an eye patch on, police said. The license plate on the car in the driveway was still bent, according to police reports.
Norwalk police contacted Rosso and her daughter, Hickey, and both agreed to come to the police station. Both were charged with fourth-degree larceny and conspiracy and released after posting a $500 bond. Both are scheduled to appear in court Aug. 29.