MERIDEN — A Hartford man faces charges after police said he stole jewelry from Boscov’s on Saturday. When confronted in the mall parking lot, he reportedly threatened an employee with a knife and fled.
Brent Sanders, 37, of 100 Weston St., Hartford, was charged with second-degree robbery and fifth-degree larceny.
Store employees told police that Sanders walked out of the Westfield Meriden mall store at about 6:30 p.m. without paying for jewelry, according to a police report.
When two employees confronted him in the lot, Sanders brandished a knife, lunged toward the employee, and ran off toward Kensington Avenue, the report said. Police, who located Sanders walking near Andrews Street, searched him and found another man’s identification, two knives, a ring, a pair of gold earrings, and three chains with pendants.
Sanders was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Tuesday. He has 19 prior convictions for charges including first-degree robbery, larceny, and violation of probation, according to statements made in court.
Bond was set at $35,000 and Sanders is due back in court on March 19.