On Friday, Darien police arrested two men they say were stealing from CVS pharmacy downtown; on Saturday, someone got away with stealing two boxes of razor blades from the store.
Darien police gave these separate accounts (accusations not proven in court) about the incidents, which don't seem to be related, other than that they took place at the store at 964 Post Rd.:
Friday, Oct. 18
At about 3 p.m., a manager at CVS called police to say a man, later identified as Julius Smith Jr., 21, of 3542 Eastchester Rd. in the Bronx, was acting suspicious in the store -- walking in, walking out without making a purchase, then walking back in. The manager said the male had been in the store in previous weeks and on Friday started to steal prepaid credit cards, then threw them on the floor and fled the building.
Darien police saw a man who fit the description of the suspect, along with another man, in the parking lot of Dunkin Donuts, across the street.
Found in Smith's backpack were 17 prepaid credit cards. The cards, police said, are sometimes sold on the street, whether or not they still have money in their accounts, or they can be changed to make them look like credit cards and later used somewhere to buy something fraudulently.
Smith and his companion, Kwasi Opoku Jr., 27, of 3452 Boller Ave., the Bronx, were each charged with two counts of sixth-degree larceny and one count of conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny. Each posted $150 bond and is scheduled to appear Oct. 28 in state Superior Court in Stamford.
Saturday, Oct. 19
At 4:23 p.m., a CVS Pharmacy employee told Darien police that two Norelco Aquatec razors, each priced at $82.99 (for a total of almost $166) were stolen from the store.
Two suspicious males had been walking up and down aisles, and a store employee saw at least one of them take the two boxes and walk out of the front door of the store, onto Post Road.