Watertown man accused of shoplifting at Big Lots store

WATERTOWN, NY —  Shane M. Avery, 32, of 148 Union St., Apt. 3, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 11:49 p.m. Saturday, June 20, in the 100 block of Union Street with petit larceny.

Mr. Avery is accused of stealing several electronic devices including a Shark vacuum cleaner “when he helped conceal the items in a reusable shopping bag and ran out of the store without attempting to pay,” at about 8:20 p.m. May 14 at Big Lots, 1125 Arsenal St., according to court documents.

He is summoned to appear Sept. 17 in City Court.