Two Bloomfield men have been arrested after allegedly attempting to steal 173 tubes of toothpaste from a Manchester Dollar Tree, police said.
Police said the suspects tried to walk out of the Dollar Tree at 348 West Middle Turnpike, but were intercepted in the parking lot after a store clerk alerted a nearby officer.
Carlis Devorce, 52, and Alexander Grice, 43, were arrested in connection with the incident.
Devorce was charged with sixth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny and interfering with police.
Grice, who was discovered with heroin, was charged with conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny, possession of heroin and misuse of license plates.
Both are being held on a $7,500 bond, police said.