Two Out-of-Town Men Arrested in iPhone Scam


On Saturday afternoon, police arrested two men, ages 20 and 27, on charges of conspiracy, larceny defined and third-degree larceny.

Police were dispatched to Douglas Road at 11:30 a.m. on a report of suspicious males who had approached a residence five to six times in a span of 20 minutes, according to a police report.

Both men—the 20-year-old from Pennsylvania, the other from New York City—said that the package had been shipped to the residence incorrectly and that they were attempting to claim it, the report said.

The package was later found to contain an iPhone, and a subsequent investigation determined that inside of the vehicle that the men were driving, there were up to six new iPhones, multiple wire transfer receipts and various addresses of homes in New Canaan on an app on one of the suspect’s phone, it said.

Police determined, based on the evidence and witness statements, that the suspects purchased the iPhones fraudulently and attempted to intercept them after the package had been delivered but before the homeowners became aware of the package at their front door, the report said.

Each man was released on $5,000 bond and scheduled to appear June 2 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.

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