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Darien police: Teen stole cash, jewelry

Updated 2:26 pm, Wednesday, June 4, 2014
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A 16-year-old Darien resident was arrested May 21 on charges of first-degree burglary and third-degree larceny.

Police started an investigation on April 28 after the suspect's family member went to the police headquarters to turn over several items that possibly had been stolen, according to the report. The items included four $25 gift cards, a tangled gold bracelet and a business card of the victim, police said.

Officers contacted the victim, a Holmes Avenue resident, the next day and learned that he and his wife had recently noticed they were missing a number of items after they returned from vacation April 21, according to police.

The couple said nothing had been ransacked, but they were missing the four gift cards and the bracelet as well as $2,230 in cash, a Coach wallet, a watch, two necklaces, coins, some personal paper and four sets of cuff links, valued at $60 each, the report stated.

Detectives identified the suspect, with the help of his relative, and he confessed to entering the residence on April 19 -- while the couple was away -- through an unlocked door and taking the items and cash from the second floor, police said. The juvenile said he gave all the cash and jewelry away, except the items that were returned, according to the report.

He was referred to juvenile court in Stamford.