A 28 year old female from Norwich was arrested on September 11, 2014, for theft under $5000 while shopping at a downtown department store.
Shortly before 2:00pm the female was observed by loss prevention to select a hat and conceal it under her purse which was in the top tray of her shopping cart. She walked around the store, paid for all the other items in the cart, except for the hat valued at $5.65. Once she exited the store she was arrested by the loss prevention officer and the Police were contacted. The female was released from the scene with a future court date.