Louis Ciliberti Jr., 23, of Naugatuck was arrested last Thursday for shoplifting in the Stop & Shop in the Goodwives Shopping Center. Ciliberti was observed taking $209.46 worth of baby formula cans and placing them in shopping bags. He then began to leave the store without paying. When employees gave chase, he abandoned the bags in the parking lot, got into his Ford Mustang and left. Employees got the license plates numbers and called police. Police called Ciliberti and he returned to Darien and was arrested. He posted $500 bond and has a Nov. 22 court date. When asked, Ciliberti said that he stole the cans because he needed the money and came to Darien to do it because he didn't think anyone here would notice.
Also from the police blotter:
? The tires and rims were stolen off a 2008 Honda Civic on Nov. 10. The car was parked at 8:30 the night before in the rear lot of an apartment building at 410 West Ave. When the owner went to his car at 5:30 a.m. he saw that the car was propped up on four plastic Pepsi cartons. The lug nuts were lying in the grass near the vehicle. The replacement cost is estimated at $2,200.
? An outdoor heating and air conditioning unit was reported stolen from a building at 154 Post Road on Nov. 10. The building was formerly occupied by the Cookhouse restaurant. The robbery took place between Oct. 27 and Nov. 10, when the property manager discovered the unit missing. Police said the unit was worth $20,000. It was described as 8 feet by 4 feet and very heavy.
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