Orange police responded to Target, 25 Boston Post Road, twice within an hour on Feb. 19.
The first reported shoplifting came in at 7:17 p.m.
During the investigation, officers learned that Reginald Williams, 45, of 79 Sylvan Ave #2, New Haven, took $563.30 worth of clothing and baby formula from the shelves, then left the store without paying.
Williams was stopped outside by store security agents, and detained for police.
He was subsequently taken into custody and charged with fifth-degree larceny and possession of marijuana.
Williams was held on $2,000 bond for court March 5.
Just 28 minutes later, officers returned to the store on a complaint of a violent shoplifter.
Upon arrival, officers learned thatAlicia Santiago, 23, of 1565 Ella Grasso Blvd, New Haven, and Taylor Allen, 31, of 89 Coleman St #536, West Haven, had taken $307.45 worth of toys, clothing, baby items and household goods, and left the store without paying.
When confronted by store security agents outside the store, Santiago allegedly struck a Target employee before she and Allen fled the scene.
Officers located both of them a short distance away and took them into custody.
Santiago was charged with third-degree robbery, sixth-degree larceny and second-degree breach of peace.
She was released after posting $500 bond for court March 5.
Santiago also had a warrant from the New Haven Police Department which was served by Orange officers.
Allen was charged with sixth-degree larceny, interfering with an officer and was released after posting $1,000 bond for court March 5.