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Robbery, Larceny and Possession of Shoplifting Tools Charges at TJ Maxx

Alvaro Lezcano, courtesy Wilton Police Dept.
Alvaro Lezcano, courtesy Wilton Police Dept.
On Monday, Jan. 6 Wilton Police arrested Alvaro Lezcano, 56, at TJ Maxx at 14 Danbury Rd.

According to Wilton Police Lezcano was observed on video by a Loss Prevention Officer taking some items off a shelf and placing them down the front of his pants. The Loss Prevention Officer came down to the store floor and saw Lezcano pass by the register aisles and confronted him. Lezcano removed and dropped the items, a navy blue shirt priced at $14.99 and a pair of Levis Jeans priced at $27.99. 

The Loss Prevention Officer confronted Lezcano, who pushed the Loss Prevention Officer and ran away.

Pushing the Loss prevention Officer elevated Lezcano's charges  from Larceny 6 to Robbery, which is a a Class D Felony. According to Wilton Police, Lezcano was using wire cutters to remove tags from items, which resulted in the added charge of possession of Shoplifting Tools

Lezcano gave back the items he had concealed and then fled on foot toward Norwalk.

Lezcano was spotted by police a short time later at a restaurant where he was attempting to mingle and blend in with kitchen workers outside the restaurant's back entrance. The officer contacted the restaurant manager, who said Lezcano was not an employee.

Lezcano was charged with Robbery, Larceny in the 6th degree and Possession of Shoplifting Tools. He posted bond of $2,500. He has a court date of Jan. 16, 2014 at Norwalk Superior Court.

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