Cops: Shoplifter stole groceries and price-scanning tool
Published 6:31 am, Monday, January 27, 2014
A woman who police said stole hundreds of dollars worth of groceries, along with a scanning gun, from Super Stop & Shop last year was arrested on warrants at Bridgeport Superior Court last week.
Stephanie N. Rossi, 23, of Patricia Road, Bridgeport, was charged Jan. 23 with sixth-degree larceny, criminal attempt to commit sixth-degree larceny and second-degree failure to appear. She was held on bonds totaling $3,500.
Police said that last Oct. 15 an employee at the supermarket, 760 Villa Ave., saw Rossi scan and pay for $2.75 worth of groceries, despite having a shopping cart filled with merchandise worth $389. When store employees tried to stop Rossi from leaving and asked for a receipt, she said she no longer had it and tried to grab the cart and leave, at one point pushing the cart into an employee. She then grabbed two six packs of beer from the cart and fled the scene in a car that was registered at a Trumbull address, police said.
Rossi, police discovered, was on supervised probation for a 2012 larceny arrest in Trumbull.
She also failed to appear in court last November stemming from an arrest Oct. 26 at the Super Stop & Shop on Kings Highway Cutoff. In that incident, police said Rossi took about $600 worth of groceries and a $1,043 scanning gun.