Police responding to a larceny call on Friday arrested a 38-year-old New Canaan woman on charges that he stole eyeglasses and sunglasses with a total value of more than $1,300, police said Monday.
According to Sgt. Carol Ogrinc, police responded to the store Spectacles at 127 Main Street at approximately 9:57 a.m. after the 50-year-old owner of the store reported he and another employee had assisted a customer, identified as Librea Scott, 38, of 156 Summer Street, with a purchase when the customer's debit card was declined. When the woman took off in a hurry stating she had a train to catch, the pair noticed a display with three pairs of glasses missing.
The manager and employee both reported the woman had been looking in that area prior to their assisting with her ultimately discarded purchase, Ogrinc said. Police went searching for a suspect described as a black female with a black shirt and large gold earrings carrying a tan purse and discovered Scott, who matched that description, waiting on a platform at the train station, she said.
When officers spoke with Scott, Ogrinc said she reportedly told police she'd taken the glasses and wanted to give them back. She was charged with fourth-degree larceny and transported to Norwalk Court after failing to post $2,500 bond.
Scott allegedly stole a pair of Davis Yurman eyeglasses valued at $645, a pair of Lindberg eyeglass frames valued at $550 and a pair of Tory Burch sunglasses valued at $195, for a total of $1,390 in merchandise.