On Friday, July 19, at 8 p.m., William J. Ambrose, of Bridgeport, was arrested for fourth degree larceny and conspiracy to commit fourth degree larceny. The charges stemmed from an incident at the Wilton Stop & Shop on Saturday, July 13.

On July 13, Mr. Ambrose left the supermarket with $1,500 of unpaid groceries and merchandise. Upon being followed by the store manager, Mr. Ambrose abandoned the stolen property in the parking lot and left the scene in a 1991 Honda Civic.

The store manager was able to capture the fleeing suspect’s license plate, and give it to police. Upon investigation, Wilton police submitted a warrant for the suspect’s arrest.

Mr. Ambrose said he committed the larceny because “he had little money and was hungry.” He also claimed total responsibility for the incident, though he was accompanied by a woman that day.

Following his arrest, he released on a promise to appear. He is due in court on Monday, July 29.