Vacuum thief stopped by Target store security

The Westfield Trumbull Mall is closing Saturday, Jan. 23.
The Westfield Trumbull Mall is closing Saturday, Jan. 23.

A Bridgeport man was arrested for larceny in the fifth degree, possession of a shoplifting device and robbery in the third degree at the Target in the Westfield Trumbull Mall at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, May 7.

Police said Terrell Henderson, 40, was observed cutting security sensors off a vacuum cleaner and a kitchen knife set in the home appliance section of the store.

According to a report, Henderson tried to walk out of the department store with the items but was stopped by store security.

Henderson pushed a member of the store’s security team and tried to get away without the items, the report said, but was met outside by a Trumbull police officer who drew his Taser and aimed it at the suspect.

Police said the Taser was not fired and that ultimately Henderson became compliant.

In his possession, police found a cutting device used to snip off the security sensors. He was charged with robbery because he used force to get away from Target’s store security team.

He posted a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, May 17.