By: Jeff Sommes
Authorities in Bloomfield took a Newark woman into custody after they said she attempted to steal multiple purses from a department store.
According to Bloomfield Police, Ms. Gabrielle Palacios, 37, of Newark, was arrested on December 10. Employees say they observed her shoplifting from the store.
Officers responded to the Franklin Street Marshalls on a report of a shoplifter on the premises.
Upon officers' arrival, Ms. Palacious was observed having a reusable bag with several purses taken from the shelf and concealed in the bag.
Police say she was taken to headquarters and charged with shoplifting offenses.