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3 Suspects in Westport Ulta Theft Arrested After Crash on I-95: Police

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Three people suspected in a shoplifting at Ulta in Westport are in custody after a crash on Interstate 95, according to police.

Police said officers responded to Ulta Beauty at 1365 Post Road East just before noon on Thursday to investigate a larceny and store employees said three people entered the store, placed merchandise into bags that they were carrying, and left the business without paying for them, then ran toward Old Road, presumably to a waiting car.

A short time later, a vehicle crashed on I-95 and four people reportedly ran from the car into the Saugatuck section of Westport.

Police said they set up a perimeter and called for the assistance of a State Police K-9 and three people were found and taken into custody on Treadwell Avenue.

Police said they arrested two adults and a 17-year-old.

Daequan Turner, 18, and 20-year-old Tyjon Mitchell, both from Bronx, New York, and the 17-year-old have been charged with larceny in the third degree, conspiracy to commit larceny in the third degree, and interfering with an officer.

Turner and Mitchell were each held on a $10,000 bond and will be transported to Stamford Superior Court. The juvenile was released to a parent Thursday evening.

If a fourth person is involved, it is believed that person has since left the area, police said.