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Stamford Man Who Allegedly Stole Knives Charged With Carrying Weapon

The man also faces charges of larceny and resisting arrest for allegedly taking the knives from Macy's on Broad St. and then attempting to evade police.

Authorities responding to a shoplifting call arrested a Stamford man who was allegedly hiding stolen knives up his sleeves, said Wednesday morning.

Loss prevention officers from the on Broad St. in the city reported to police they were following a man in a blue flannel shirt, shorts and sandals who they had allegedly witnessed on security cameras stealing knives from the store, police said. 

Authorities said they ordered a man, later identified as Oleksandr Suprun, 29, of Finney Ln., to stop but he attempted to leave the area. When an officer grabbed his wrist to prevent him from leaving, police said the officer could feel the butt of the knife inside the man's shirt.

It was at this point police said the knives began falling out of the man's sleeves and he became even more uncooperative. According to authorities, he struggle with police until being placed under arrested.

The knives, Henckles brand, were valued at around $400. Authorities report they only recovered two of the three knives loss prevention workers said they witnessed the man take.

Suprun faces charges of interfering/resisting arrest, larceny—and carrying a dangerous weapon for having knives on him at the time of his arrest, police said.

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Other Arrests

Robin Bottieri, 51, of Johnson St. in Florida, was charged Tuesday evening with assault and breach of peace.

Antonio Richard Daniels, 21, of Woodside St., was charged Tuesday afternoon with assaulting a victim over 60 years old.

Ana Hubbard, 40, of Hubbard Ave., (ed.s note - yup) was charged Wednesday morning with threatening and disorderly conduct.

Victoria Alexandria Jones, 27, of Selvy Pl., was charged early Wednesday morning with failure to appear.

Oscar Leiva, 34, of Dyke Ln., was charged Tuesday night with illegal operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to display lights, failure to drive right, and illegal operation of a motor vehicle while in violation of his license class.

Franklin B. Manley, 48, of Fieldpoint Cl. in Greenwich, now be charged early Wednesday morning with failure to obey traffic control signals, illegal operation of a motor vehicle while under suspension and illegal operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Jonathan Vargas, 22, of W. Cedar St. in Norwalk, was charged Tuesday afternoon with larceny and failure to respond to an infraction.

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