Police seek repeat liquor shoplifter

By: David Wallace | Online Only | Published February 8, 2011

The Public Safety Department is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a man who they say thus far stole liquor on six occasions during the past three months from the downtown CVS on Farmington Road.

The man typically walks into the store, selects liquor from the shelves, leaves without paying and enters a dark, sport-utility vehicle that is waiting for him.

In a recent case, a public safety officer responded to the CVS at about 11:45 a.m. Jan. 31. The store surveillance video showed a white man with a brush cut hairstyle walk into the store, go to the liquor aisle and put three Hennessy Cognac bottles, priced at $33.49 each, in his pants. That particular report described the suspect vehicle as a black Ford Contour.

The man wore white tennis shoes, blue jeans, black gloves and a dark hooded sweatshirt under a varsity-style jacket with light sleeves and a dark torso. The jacket has a large design on the back.

The officer advised the store’s assistant manager to call if the man returns. Anyone with information should call the Public Safety Department at (248) 474-4700.