Hartford man charged in $6K theft from Westport cosmetics store

Westport police

Westport police

Chris Marquette / Hearst Connecticut Media

WESTPORT — A Hartford man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a larceny that took place last summer at Ulta Beauty.

At 6:53 p.m. Aug. 13, Westport police officers responded to the cosmetics story on Post Road East, on a report of a shoplifting incident. Police said Ulta employees told them three individuals entered the store and allegedly began placing a large amount of merchandise into a hand basket.

According to police reports, the suspects then exited without paying for the products and fled from the area in a vehicle. Police said the total loss due to the theft is estimated to be more than $6,000.

Police reviewed surveillance footage and spoke with other law enforcement agencies, according to the police report. Through the investigation, detectives identified three suspect in the incident. One of the suspects was identified as Andres Barclett, 27, of Hartford.

On Tuesday, Barclett was arrested and charged with third-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny. Barclett was held on $50,000 bond and was arraigned later that day. He is scheduled to appear at Norwalk court Oct. 18, awaiting a plea.