Police say more than $8,000 worth of merchandise has been stolen from Ralph Lauren in three separate incidents at the Elm Street store in the past week.
Surveillance cameras captured images of the suspects involved in the second and third larcenies, and police also have license plates numbers on the getaway cars.
The first incident occurred on Oct. 3, when two black women entered the store at 51 Elm St., picked up various merchandise worth a total of approximately $300 and left without paying. They wore baseball hats and carried small shopping bags, according to police. On exiting the store, they entered a waiting car, possibly a gray Toyota Corolla with a Connecticut license plate AR37641, and headed from the center of town toward Route 123.
The next two instances appear to involve at least some different people who quickly grabbed as much merchandise as they could before running out of the store to a waiting car, according to police.
At about 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 4, about $4,000 in clothing was stolen. The two suspects in that case are a black man about 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, tan pants, black sneakers, and a black baseball cap with and ‘NY’ emblem on the front, and a black woman about 5-foot-8, 185 pounds wearing a blue puffy jacket, black leggings with a wide stripe down the left side, a camouflage baseball hat and glasses. The suspected getaway vehicle is a black, older model Honda Accord, with Connecticut license plate number 6ASTG1.
The third larceny occurred at about 1:10 p.m. Monday, and again about $4,000 of merchandise was stolen, police said. Four individuals were involved, three men and one woman, all black and described as follows: a man about 5-foot-8, wearing black sneakers, tan pants, a dark colored sweatshirt with a logo on the front, and a light colored baseball hat; a man about the same height, wearing white sneakers, black pants, a red sweatshirt and a baseball hat that had a light colored brim and a dark color back; a man wearing dark-colored pants and a red shirt or sweatshirt; a woman wearing tan slippers, black sweatpants with writing or some type of white stripe down the right leg, a black sweatshirt with writing across the front and stripes on the left arm, and a camouflage baseball hat.
Anyone with information on the suspects or suspect vehicles is asked to please contact New Canaan Police Sgt. Scott Romano of the Investigative Section at 203-594-3523.