Strategic police work was credited for the arrests of a group of shoplifters Wednesday night in Orange.
According to the preliminary report, officers were called to the area of 125 Boston Post Road on a complaint of a shoplifting in progress at Target.
At around 9:03 p.m., Nov. 28, two adults and three juveniles reportedly were leaving the store with shopping carts filled with merchandise.
Nina Denby, 32, of 209 Shelton Ave., New Haven was caught at their car in the parking lot.
Chanelle Kedazulu, 18, of 142 Wintergreen Ave., Hamden, was stopped as she exited the store along with one of the juveniles.
During the investigation, officers located shopping bags inside a car filled with $1,253.72 worth of merchandise that Target loss prevention employees identified as having been stolen from the store.
Kedazulu was charged with three counts of risk of injury to a minor, conspiracy to commit fourth-degree larceny and criminal attempt to commit fourth-degree larceny.
She was held on $1,000 bond for court this morning.
Denby was charged with three counts of risk of injury to a minor, conspiracy to commit fourth-degree larceny.
She was held on $2,500 bond for court this morning.
The three juveniles were charged with fourth-degree larceny and released to the custody of adults for court Dec. 7.
We will publish other details on this case after the report is completed.
UPDATE: Asst. Police Chief Tony Cuozzo forwarded these mug shots of the two women along with the following information a few hours after Orange Live published the original story at 12:22 p.m.
The three juveniles were 9, 14 and 15 years old.
The official report stated the following:
Upon arrival, officers located Nina Denby and three juveniles in a parked car with stolen merchandise. Chanelle Kedazulu was apprehended leaving the store.
Recovered in the vehicle was merchandise valued at $1253.72. Loss prevention related that the juveniles had committed the larceny in concert with the adults.
Both Denby and Kedazulu received a court date of Dec. 13 in Derby Superior Court.