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Policed Arrest Shoplifter Found With Machete

Westport police today arrested a 34-year-old Bridgeport man after he was spotted taking $200 in personal care goods from the CVS store at 397 Post Road East. When arrested, he had a machete with him in his car, they said.

Police said the suspect was tracked to the back lot of Honda of Westport, 1372 Post Road East, after officers spotted his car on the Post Road.

In his possession was more than $200 in personal care products which were taken from CVS, police said. Also located in his vehicle was a two-foot machete.

Police said Jose Fontanze of Bridgeport was charged with larceny and operating a motor vehicle while under suspension. He was held on $10,000 bond for a court appearance on Sept. 14.

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