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Stamford Police Charge Man In Attempted Shoplifting At Saks OFF 5th

Stamford Police arrest man in connection with theft attempt at Saks OFF 5th on Saturday.
Stamford Police arrest man in connection with theft attempt at Saks OFF 5th on Saturday. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A homeless man with an eye for women's winter-wear allegedly tried to steal a $398 coat from Saks OFF 5th at Stamford Town Center on Saturday night, police said.

The man grabbed a coat and four other items, placed them in a bag and attempted to leave before he was stopped by store security around 6:30 p.m., police said. Two green-handled pliers were found in the bag, allegedly to be used to detach security devices from the clothing, police said. The five items were worth a total of $594, police said.

Charged with fifth-degree larceny and two counts of possession of a shoplifting device is Roy Malva-Guerrero, 44, of no fixed address.

His bond was set at $1,000, and he was held for a court appearance Monday, police said.

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