NEW BEDFORD — A city woman is facing a felony larceny charge after walking out of Market Basket with two shopping carts filled with more than $250 of groceries she hadn’t paid for, police said.
“She was pushing one and pulling the other,” Lt. Amos Melo, spokesperson for the New Bedford Police Department, said Saturday.
Melo said Hannae Marie Negron, 28, faces a misdemeanor shoplifting charge along with a felony larceny charge, because the value of stolen items was greater than $250. Negron lives in an apartment at 75 Peckham St., according to Melo. That's a few blocks west on Coggeshall Street from the Market Basket shopping plaza in the North End.
Melo said a store manager called police after surveillance video showed a woman leaving the grocery store with “two loaded carts” Friday evening.
The woman didn’t pay for the items and loaded them into a taxi outside Market Basket, Melo said. Police tracked down the taxi, identified Negron and charged her, according to Melo.
Melo said “a ton of stuff (was) taken out of the store,” but said the police report didn’t include details of the groceries, which were loose in the shopping cart, without bags.
Melo said Negron’s paperwork likely will be filed in court Monday.
— Mike Lawrence