Shoplifter Who Nearly Hit Cop While Fleeing Saks is Arrested

Rosetta D. Armstead, Oct 5, 2018 Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept

Rosetta D. Armstead, Oct 5, 2018 Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept

On Wednesday, Greenwich Police caught up with a woman wanted for a shoplifting incident that took place at Sake on Greenwich Avenue back on Oct 25, 2016.

On that day, Greenwich Police responded to a report of high end handbags being shoplifted.

While en route, dispatchers advised police units responding that the suspects were two black females who appeared in their mid 20s and just fled the scene in a newer model white Lexus sedan with a New Jersey license plate, traveling south on Greenwich Avenue.

Police were then advised by an officer directing traffic at the intersection of Havemeyer and Greenwich Ave that the fleeing shoplifters nearly hit him as they sped through the stop sign and disobeyed his hand signals at the intersection.

By the time police arrived on scene, the vehicle had left the area. Additional units were unable to locate the vehicle.

Investigation identified Rosetta Armstead, 30, of 1122 53rd Street in North Bergen, New Jersey as one of the suspects and an arrest warrant was issued.

This week, on Wednesday police, with an extraditable warrant with court set bond of $75,000 for Ms. Armstead,  arrested her at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny, New Jersey.

Ms. Armstead was transported to Greenwich Police headquarters where she was charged with Larceny 1, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 1, Reckless Endangerment, Risk of Injury, Interfering with an Officer, Criminal Mischief 2, Disobeying an Officer and Failure to Obey a Stop Sign.

She was able to post her bond and was released.