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Two Women Busted For Shoplifting

Twice in one week, the Westport Marshalls has been the target of shoplifters. On Wednesday, Bridgeport residents Lisa Samuels and Notoya Benbow were arrested on charges of stealing from the store.

After receiving a call from store security that two women were concealing items in their purses, police responded and waited outside. When Samuels, 31, and Benbow, 34, left and walked to their car, officers approached them. They found about $1,053 in stolen items exactly where store security said they would be. The pair was also found in possession of clippers, which are commonly used to remove price tags.

Both women were charged with fifth-degree larceny, possession of shoplifting device and conspiracy to commit a crime. They are due in court Nov. 26.

Three days before Benbow and Samuels were arrested, two other Bridgeport women were arrested at Marshalls on shoplifting charges.

Also from the police blotter:

? Westport resident Ryan Cruikshank of 500 Riverside Ave. was arrested early Friday after Westport police received a call from State Police Troop G that an erratic driver exited 1-95 at Exit 17. Police found the described car attempting to pull out of the Mobil station on Riverside Avenue. Cruikshank, 28, failed field sobriety tests and was charged with operating under the influence. He was scheduled to appear in court Nov. 23.

? Norwalk resident Rossanna Luciano was arrested Thursday morning after allegedly kicking her husband during an argument over use of the couple's car. According to police, Luciano, 31, and her husband are divorcing. She was charged with disorderly conduct and appeared in court Nov. 19.

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