Police: Two busted swiping clothes from Tanger store

07/30/2013 6:08 PM |
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Tanger Outlets in Riverhead.

CARRIE MILLER FILE PHOTO | Tanger Outlets in Riverhead.

Two people were arrested on grand larceny charges last week after they were caught stealing more than $1,200 worth of clothing from a store at Tanger Outlets, Riverhead Town police said.

A security guard at the Saks Off Fifth store at Tanger II saw Ottavio Alonso, 28, of Bellport and Caitlin Powell, 31, of West Hempstead taking about $1,220 worth of clothes out of the store about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

Surveillance footage also showed the two taking the clothes, police said. The two were arrested, though it was not clear if they were arrested at the store or were caught later.

They were transported to police headquarters for processing, where police discovered Mr. Alonso and Ms. Powell had a pair of wire cutters, according to a police report. Each was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and possession of burglar’s tools, police said.

They were held for morning arraignment.

All of the items stolen from the store were recovered, police said.