102 Bottles of Nail Polish Stolen From CVS By Middletown Man Marco Gonzalez

on April 24 2013 11:40 AM
Stolen nail polish
A Middletown, Conn., man is accused of attempting to shoplift 102 bottles of nail polish from a CVS drug store. Reuters

A Connecticut man tried to shoplift 102 bottles of nail polish from a CVS drug store in Middletown.

Marco Gonzalez, 42, was reported by CVS employees to local authorities after he was spotted entering the store on Thursday night. He allegedly shoved multiple bottles of two different brands of nail polish into his sweatshirt and pants, NBC reported.

The Essie and Sally Hansen products retail for $8.49 each; Gonzalez's stolen stash totaled $865.98, before tax, police said.

Police arrested Gonzalez around 9 p.m., after the suspect reportedly admitted he didn’t have plans to pay for the merchandise. Gonzalez was charged with fifth-degree larceny and is scheduled to appear in court on May 1. He was released on a $10,000 bond following his arrest.

An unidentified senior loss prevention officer for CVS said the retailer is planning to press charges.

The Middletown Patch reported that this isn't Gonzalez’s first larceny offense. In 2011, he was charged with fifth-degree larceny at a CVS for concealing three unspecified items in his waistband, totaling $160. In February, he was charged with sixth-degree larceny after a loss prevention officer saw him attempting to steal $393 worth of merchandise at a Rite Aid.