Women allegedly stole from Victoria's Secret, struck employee

Two women were arrested Wednesday after they stole merchandise from Victoria’s Secret at the mall and struck a loss prevention agent who tried to stop them, police said.

According to a police report, on Aug. 26, Milford police responded to Victoria’s Secret on the complaint of a robbery that had just occurred.

An investigation led to the arrest of Taylor Allen, 31, of West Haven, and Sharra Carter, 32, of New Haven, who are accused of taking items from the store totaling $98.45 without paying for them.

When confronted by a loss prevention agent, Allen struck the agent in the head several times with an open hand and scratched him in several spots, police said.

Allen and Carter fled the scene and were later located by police at a New Haven Avenue business. Further investigation showed Allen to have an active warrant for her arrest in regard to a failure to appear charge out of New Haven from June 22, and Carter to have an active warrant for her arrest for failing to appear in court on charges out of New Haven from May 5, 2014.

For the Victoria’s Secret incident, Allen was charged with robbery, larceny, conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit larceny. She was held in police custody on a $25,500 bond.

Carter was charged with larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny and conspiracy to commit robbery and was held on $27,500 bond.