2 men allegedly shoplifted at Home Depot, face larceny charges
FAIRFIELD — A truck seen speeding out of the Home Depot parking lot Oct. 22 ended up with two men in custody for allegedly stealing two drills.
According to police, the officer pulled over the Chevy Silverado after he saw it leaving the store lot at a high rate of speed. Meanwhile, inside the store, loss prevention personnel heard the alarm for the emergency exit door go off. The store employee said he had been watching someone else in a different department when the alarm was triggered, but saw a man going through the door and throwing boxes into the back of a pickup truck.
Police said there were two drills in the truck with the security tags still attached, although the men, Alex Monteiro, 26, and Dennis Marques, 24, denied they were stolen. The store employee identified the drills as having been stolen from Home Depot.
Marques, of Mohegan Road, Shelton, was also listed as a missing person out of Shelton and was advised to call his family.
Both were charged with fifth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit fifth-degree larceny. Monteiro, of Peaceful Place, Shelton, was also charged with failure to respond to an infraction.
Marques was released on a promise to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport on Oct. 31. Monteiro was held on $300 bond and given a court date of Oct. 31.