Thief brings his own bag to Rite Aid

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MONROE, CT — The manager of the Rite Aid at 435 Main St. told police she saw a man run out of the store with a garbage bag in his hand as she approached him Saturday night, cursing at her on the way out.

A customer saw him get into a black four-door sedan, which took off, heading south on Route 25.

A review of video surveillance footage showed the suspect, described as a black male wearing a white and pink shirt, enter the store just before 9:43 p.m., head directly to the allergy medication aisle, remove a black garbage bag from his pocket, and start filling it with boxes of medication.

The manager determined that 12 boxes of Flonase allergy medication, valued at $331, was stolen.

Police said the sedan, driven by another suspect, had no registration and an eyewitness could not get the make or model of the vehicle.

The theft is under investigation.

Crash at Stop & Shop

An 83-year-old Shelton man driving a red, 2017 Chevrolet Impala on Monroe Turnpike late Sunday morning, turned into the south entrance of Stop & Shop, when he suddenly felt dizzy and went in and out of consciousness, according to police.

The vehicle struck a median, a light post, a shrub and a tree before coming to rest on the median, according to the report.

The driver, who had minor injuries, was treated by Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service personnel at the scene and refused a trip to the hospital.

Police said no other vehicles were involved in the crash, which occurred around 11:09 a.m.

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