Pregnant woman steals $1,000 in Target merchandise
A West Haven woman was arrested for larceny in the sixth degree at the Target inside the Westfield Trumbull Mall around 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 23.
Police said Elaini Simmons, 43, was observed by security and is known for shoplifting in the store in the past.
Simmons was seen putting a car seat, bedding supplies, and electronics into her cart and then entering a fitting room.
After concealing much of the merchandise, she exited the fitting room and walked directly out of the store with the electronics and car seat still in her cart.
According to a report, security stopped her and brought her back to the loss prevention office, where they recovered $1,024.86 worth of merchandise.
Simmons, who is seven months pregnant, had her infant daughter of less than a year with her at the time of her arrest.
She posted a $500 bond at police headquarters.