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Pepe's Pizza Pilfered

Unusual arrests and investigations from the area.

Mackenzies Jewel Heist

At , a variety store in New Canaan, on Dec. 12 at about 1pm, a 64-year-old female told police in a report filed the next day, a clear plastic bag containing jewelry was stolen. The complainant reported that she was in the store purchasing candy. She filled a bag and walked over to place it on the counter, leaving her jewelry near the "penny candy" containers. When she returned, she told police, her bag was gone. According to the report, the woman told police the bag contained two rings: an emerald and diamond ring set in platinum and another set with a tanzanite stone and diamonds set in white gold estimated at a total value of $23,000.

It's All Relative

A 54-year-old resident of Harrison Ave., New Canaan called police on Dec. 16 to report that she was missing four pieces of jewelry from her home. The woman told police that she had seen a television report the night before about a woman arrested in Fairfield for stealing jewelry from a home. She recognized her as a distant relative who had been at her home for a family funeral on Nov. 18. Prompted to check her own belongings, she told police that she found she was missing four pieces of jewelry valued at slightly more than $600 total.

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Westport police have arrested two suspects in connection with a recent burglary in the Burritts Landing area, a burglary hot spot recently. Police located one suspect in the neighborhood and set up surveillance to catch the other, which they eventually did after a short foot chase. 

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A man ordered an $18.24 pizza from Fairfield's  and, when he realized he didn't have any cash, he  and never came back.

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A Fairfield resident woke up to find his . The stolen vehicle -- which is currently decked out for Christmas with a red nose and antlers -- was locked, but his other vehicle wasn't. The unlocked car had keys for the stolen vehicle inside.

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When asked by the Fairfield man whose vehicle he was stealing from what he was doing, a brazen thief turned to the man, replied  shined a flashlight in the man's eyes, and fled.

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Darien police say a  was reported stolen from the front door of a West Road home after it’d been delivered by UPS. At about 4:20 p.m. on Dec. 17, police say they received a call reporting the larceny. UPS had said the item was delivered but “someone obviously had taken it,” according to police.

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On Monday, Dec. 19, Wilton police  from, according to police reports. Police said they received a complaint from CVS employees about a possible female shoplifter. The woman left the store prior to the arrival of officers, but police were able to track her down, police said.

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These two 16-year-olds won't be teacher's pets ... especially since on larceny charges, accused of swiping money from a teacher's coat pocket.

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