The Microsoft Store at the Danbury Fair mall called Danbury Police Tuesday at about 6:45 p.m. with a report of shoplifting.
Police said they approached the suspects as they exited the store. Upon attempting to speak to the suspects, one man, Lorenzo Adams, 54, of Newburgh, NY, became very agitated and verbally defensive. Adams and the second suspect, Stacy L. Rossman, 34, of Newburgh, NY, were identified by a Microsoft employee, who said they had previously come into the store and stolen items and were back again trying to steal more items by cutting the security cable. As officers attempted to handcuff Adams, he became combative and actively resisted the officer. A second officer was called for assistance.
Upon the second officer's arrival, he immediately recognized them as suspects from a previous larceny that he was investigating. After Adams was taken into custody a pair of wire cutters (commonly used to cut security wires) were located in his pocket. A review of the store security cameras showed Adams removing items from the shelf and placing them into a shopping bag which Rossman held and exiting the store without paying for them. A search of Adams' car revealed not only stolen merchandise from Microsoft but from LL Bean as well. Also in the car was a shopping bag which had a tin foil lining which is commonly used to outsmart security sensors. Upon arrival at HQ, Adams again became belligerent and combative and refused to be fingerprinted.
Rossman was charged with fifth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit fifth-degree larceny and possession of a shoplifting device. Rossman was held on a $10,000 bond.
Adams was charged with fifth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit fifth-degree larceny, two counts of possession of a shoplifting device, interfering with a police officer and refusal to be processed. Adams was held on a $50,000 bond.