When store officials saw a potential shoplifter fleeing on foot from TJ Maxx at 875 Queen St., they called police. After a short search, Robert Teck, 47, of Torrington, was found hiding between vehicles and was taken into custody without incident.
At approximately 4:22 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, police received a call from TJ Maxx loss prevention employees about a shoplifting in progress. The suspect was seen fleeing toward Shop Rite, and he was hiding in between cars in the parking area.
Store employees reported that Teck was seen entering the store, selecting two packs of T-shirts, four pairs of underwear, a pair of neck ties, and a leather belt. He concealed the items in his jacket and exited the store without paying. Loss prevention employees approached Teck outside the store, and he dumped the merchandise on the ground and fled on foot.
The items stolen were valued at $156.91.
Teck was arrested and charged with sixth degree larceny. He was released on a $3,000 bond and scheduled to appear in Bristol Court on Nov. 21.