Arrest Made in Case of $100K in Stolen Jewelry

Fairfield Police say the Stamford man pawned the jewelry for a mere $1,500 — and that's what led them to him.

Recent arrests by the Fairfield Police Department. Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
Recent arrests by the Fairfield Police Department. Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
A 20-year-old man was arrested by warrant Friday in relation to the theft of $100,000 in jewelry. 

According to police, the man stole the jewelry from a home on Reef Road in Fairfield in October of last year. The break in the case came when the suspect used his real ID when selling the items to New York Gold Exchange, a pawn shop in Stamford, police said. The 89 pieces he pawned there reportedly netted him $1,500.

The other items of jewelry stolen — about 20 — have since been returned to the owner through the suspect's attorney, police said.

The man actually showed up at the home after stealing the jewelry, confessed to the crime, and then asked that they not press charges, according to the police report. He is the ex-boyfriend of the homeowner's niece, police said.

The suspect, Brandon J. Young, was charged with third-degree larceny and third-degree burglary. His bond was set at $50,000 and he is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 13.


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