Two men were charged Thursday after police said they tried to shoplift electronics from BJ's Wholesale Club, 40 Black Rock Turnpike.
Employees said they saw two men leaving with a Sony DVD player and Samsung computer monitor. One of the two, identified as Samuel Martinez, 42, of no known address, was stopped as he was walking north on Black Rock Turnpike near Commerce Drive. Under his sweatshirt was the 20-inch computer monitor. He also had two pocket knives, as well as three crack pipes, police said. Martinez admitted to shoplifting in order to get money to buy crack, according to the report.
The second man, Angel L. Ibarrondo, 43, of North Avenue, Bridgeport, was stopped by police as he was walking south on Black Rock Turnpike. He told police he didn't do anything, but that his "buddy" Martinez had stuck a DVD player in his jacket.
Both were charged with sixth-degree larceny and released on a promise to appear Nov. 26 in Bridgeport Superior Court.