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After reporting shampoo shoplifting, CVS complaint washes out

Published 6:54 am, Friday, June 13, 2014
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After police pulled over a Greater Bridgeport Transit bus Wednesday in response to a shoplifting complaint from CVS, 1968 Black Rock Turnpike, the store's management declined to press charges.

The incident unfolded around 2 p.m. when a CVS supervisor called police to report that an employee saw a man fill a large red bag with Head and Shoulders shampoo, and leave without paying. The suspect ran next door toward the rear of the People's United Bank parking lot.

A short time later, a CVS employee had boarded a bus, heading south on Tunxis Hill Road, when she recognized another passenger as the suspected shampoo thief. She called police, who pulled the bus over and brought the store supervisor to the scene. He identified the alleged shoplifter, but said he had received a call from the store's general manager who did not want to press charges, according to the report.

The suspect was released and the bottles of Head and Shoulders were returned to the store.