Police arrest suspect in energy drink thefts
Published 2:29 pm, Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Police arrested a 50-year-old Shelton man outside the CVS Pharmacy at 964 Post Road on suspicion of stealing more than $800 worth of energy drinks from the store two weeks ago.
Darien police turned over the suspect, Byron Thomas, of 123 Gardens Summerfield, Shelton, to the Shelton police department, which had an active warrant for him for fraudulent use of a credit card, according to Police Sgt. Jeremiah Marron.
Police will apply for a warrant in the CVS beverage theft, Marron said.
A patrolman driving through the rear parking lot at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11, spotted Thomas and approached him, believing Thomas closely resembled a man the officer viewed on surveillance footage.
Thomas ran from the lot, according to Darien Police Sgt. Jeremiah Marron, and entered Darien Social, a restaurant at 10 Center St., where he was spotted by an off-duty town police sergeant eating dinner there.
The off-duty sergeant detained Thomas, believing him to be the suspect in the CVS larceny.
Police said that on May 30, a suspect fitting Thomas’ description stole $807.15 worth of Red Bull and Five Hour Energy drinks by putting them in two shopping bags and leaving the store.
A computer check revealed Thomas was wanted by Fairfield and Stratford police on separate warrants for violation of probation, according to Marron.