A two-man team made off with four boxes of shampoo from CVS Pharmacy at 964 Post Rd. on July 26.
gave this account of the shampoo stealing:
At 1:56 a.m., the store manager told police, a white man, 5'6" in height, somewhat overweight, wearing a hat, glasses, blue T-shirt, plaid shorts and black shoes entered the store from the Post Road.
Police did not provide a description of the man's hair.
He made for the hair care aisle and took four boxes of the shampoo (on the Kerastase website, the shampoo sells for $38 per 250 ml bottle—about half the size of a typical water bottle). The four boxes, each of which may have contained multiple bottles, were priced at a total of $297.47 by CVS.
With the boxes in hand, the man went back to the Post Road entrance and handed them off to another man. When the first thief saw the store manager watching him, he then left the store and got in a black Toyota Camry parked on Center Street.
The store's video surveillance system showed the thief's activities, but no description of his partner could be provided.
Darien police may not be the only ones looking to tie up the loose ends of this incident. The manufacturers of the shampoo could investigate—but with a different target in mind. According to the Kerastase website, stores like CVS aren't even supposed to be selling the product:
"If you see Kérastase products for sale outside of a salon or the official website Kerastase-usa.com, please contact the Kérastase Diversion Hotline at 800-503-3997 or email NoDivert@aol.com the city, state and name of the location where you saw the products. We will conduct a full investigation."