What is it, Connecticut shoplifters? What makes you steal shrimp? It's really not that expensive, yet, week after week this year I've seen people get arrested for stealing bags of frozen shrimp.

Naugatuck has been hit by shrimp thieves twice this month, a couple of weeks ago at the Stop & Shop on Rubber Avenue, in Plymouth last month, and now, Naugatuck Police have released these images of another alleged shrimp shoplifter.

Naugatuck Police Department

According to the NPD, on Wednesday, March 24, the female in the black wig in the above photo entered the Big Y at 85 Bridge Street at 3:30 PM. She took off from the store without paying for $200 worth of merchandise, including shrimp, beer, laundry detergent, and other stuff.

Naugatuck Police Department

The above photograph is another photo of who NPD and Cheshire PD believe is the same woman, without the wig. This photo is from Cheshire, where the suspect is believed to have pulled off a similar heist earlier this month. The suspect fled the incident in Naugatuck in a white Nissan Versa with Pennsylvania Plate LCE2561.

Naugatuck Police Department

The Big Y in Naugatuck is my primary grocery store, I've been shopping there since it opened. I can't tell you how many bags of frozen shrimp that I've bought from them over the past 20 years, but I CAN tell you how many times I've stolen shrimp, none.

If you recognize the alleged wigged shrimp thief, call Officer Tortora of the NPD at 203-729-5222, ext. 3162, or call the confidential NPD Tip Line at 203-720-1010

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