Cops: Shoplifting suspect caught trying to return stolen goods
A Hartford man, who police said stole merchandise Monday from the Allen Edmonds store on Main Street — and tried to return it Friday — was nabbed after he was recognized by a store employee.
Damian Bullock, 31 of Clifford Street in Hartford, also had two counterfeit $100 bills when he was taken into custody, police said. He was charged with sixth-degree larceny, first-degree forgery, criminal impersonation and interfering with an officer.
Bullock is one of two men suspected of stealing merchandise from the men’s clothing store Monday, according to the report. He returned to the store about 1 p.m. Friday, and while attempting to return the stolen merchandise, was recognized as one of the shoplifting suspects by an employee, police said.
Police were alerted, and Bullock was taken into custody shortly afterward. He initially gave officers a false name, according to the report, and was then found to have the forged currency.
Bullock was held on $25,000 bond.