WESTPORT, Conn. -- A 27-year-old Hartford man was charged Friday with attempting to return stolen items to the Allen Edmonds men's store in Westport, according to police.
The man, identified as Damian Bullock, was the subject of a weeklong investigation into stolen merchandise at the 69 Main St. men's footwear and accessory store, police say.
On Monday, Nov. 30, officers responded to reports that two black males had stolen merchandise from the store, police say.
An investigation followed, with officers' obtaining video surveillance in an effort to identify the suspects, according to police.
Then Monday, Dec. 7, at 1 p.m., one of the suspects returned to the store and attempted to return the stolen items, police said.
A store employee recognized the suspect and immediately called Westport Police, according to police.
Officers responded to the store and located the suspect, police said. He initially gave a false name, but was identified as Damian Bullock, 27, of Hartford, police said.
Bullock was arrested and transported to the Westport Police Department, where officers found two counterfeit $100 bills in his possession, according to police.
He was charged with sixth-degree larceny, first-degree forgery, criminal impersonation and interfering with an officer and held on $25,000 bond, police say.
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