Woman charged in stealing items worth almost $500 from local business

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BRISTOL — A woman wanted for multiple larcenies was charged Friday after police said she stole almost $500 worth of merchandise from a Bristol store, according to the Bristol Police Department.

In March, a local business along Route 6 told police it was experiencing a “large number of high price thefts” totaling almost $5,000 in a single month. Police worked with the business to set up a surveillance operation to try and catch the suspect, or suspects, in the act, according to Lt. Patrick Krajewski.

Jaime Gerry, 33, entered the store around 1 pm Friday and “proceeded to utilize her method of concealment before leaving the store merely seconds later without paying for the items,” Krajewski said. The items were valued at nearly $500.

As she concealed the high-value items, officers and detectives approached her from behind. She attempted to flee the store and ran into an officer’s arms where she was arrested, Krajewski said.


As officers checked Gerry for other warrants, they discovered she was wanted by several agencies for multiple larcenies as well as multiple failure to appear charges for other past thefts and a first-degree robbery charge. She also had many charges of engaging police in pursuit and interfering with police, according to Krajewski.

Gerry, who police said lived at no particular address, was charged and is being held on a $335,000 bond.

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