Laise Santos, 20, of Arctic Street, Bridgeport, was charged with sixth-degree larceny last Friday after she allegedly tried to steal $159.98 worth of merchandise from Kohl's department store, 290 Tunxis Hill Road.

Santos hid 13 pieces of clothing in her purse and left the store, according to the report.

Police discovered that Santos was also driving an unregistered car, and she was also charged with that motor vehicle violation and the car was towed.

She was released on a promise to appear April 21 in Bridgeport Superior Court.