Anonymous tips lead to woman's arrest in robbery

Piemonte, 45, allegedly stole groceries from Stop and Shop

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— Sparta Police completed an investigation into an alleged shoplifting that occurred at the Sparta Stop and Shop last month.

On March 30, 45-year-old Suzzanne E. Piemonte, of Sparta, was captured on the store’s security surveillance camera as she entered the store and utilized a shopping cart to carry groceries, according to police.

Piemonte then exited the store without paying for the items and loaded them into a black Audi SUV and left, according to a police department news release.

Several still photographs of the woman and the vehicle was posted on the Sparta Police Department’s Facebook Page and released to the media, which led to several anonymous tips identifying Piemonte as the suspect, according to the release.

On April 3, Piemonte was asked to come to police headquarters to discuss the matter. Later that morning she arrived alone at police headquarters and met with detectives. On the advice of her attorney, Piemonte declined to answer any questions or make any statements, police said.

She was charged with one count of shoplifting and processed. She was given a court date of April 16 at Sparta Municipal Court.

Det. Sgt. Terrence Mulligan assisted with the investigation.

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