Police on Wednesday arrested a 36-year-old Bloomfield man by warrant, in connection with the theft of a wallet last summer—a criminal that authorities have identified as part of a crew that illegally entered and stole from New Canaan cars last summer and fall.
At about 10:45 a.m., New Canaan police traveled to Hartford Correctional Facility to take custody of the man on a warrant that stems from an Aug. 24 larceny, according to a police report.
After the wallet had been reported stolen, police investigated and found that fraudulent charges had been made at multiple retail locations in Connecticut, the report said.
Police charged the man with three counts of criminal attempt, two counts of illegal use of accredit card and third-degree identity theft.
He was held on $3,000 bond and scheduled to appear May 12 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.
Asked about the arrest, Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said the man was “connected to the string of thefts from vehicles” that New Canaan saw last summer.
“He is part of a crew from the Hartford area that comes down and has committed multiple crimes throughout Fairfield County,” the chief told NewCanaanite.com.
Krolikowski is urging residents to lock their cars and remove valuable items from vehicles.