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Items Snatched From Purse at Grocery Store

Newtown Police arrest a local man and remind residents to protect their personal belongings while shopping.

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The theft of items from a woman's purse in a shopping cart at Caraluzzi's has prompted police to remind residents to never leave their valuables unattended.

Newtown Police arrested a local man in connection with the alleged theft, on April 16, after receiving a report of suspicious activity at the 6 Queen St. business.

The man, David Cunningham, 29, of Sugar Street, was arrested on a charge of sixth-degree larceny and credit card theft. Police said he stole items from a pocket book of an unsuspecting shopper at Caraluzzi’s. 

Cunningham was released on a $500 bond and was scheduled to appear in court April 24.

Jackie zVon April 29, 2014 at 06:57 PM
I'm sorry but, "Well, duh". Of course you need to mind your purse, and not leave it unattended.
Claudia Cooper May 01, 2014 at 07:22 AM
I've seen a zillion women leave their purses unattended in carts. Very careless
Susan May 08, 2014 at 04:50 PM
Do we really need to hang on to our pocketbooks when we go to reach for our groceries? Is this what our world or maybe I should rephrase that and say our bucolic town has come to? What kind of creep would reach into some woman's purse? Are there cameras in these stores? My husband always reminds me not to go to far from my carriage as I leave my purse in the children's seat. I also never used to lock my car doors or house when I am home but those are bygone days! Such a very sad commentary on the state of our world today. I feel very badly that my grandchildren will never know the carefree days spent riding bikes all over town with friends and nothing to do but explore and have FUN.

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