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One Arrest in November's Reid & Son Jewelry Heist

Ronald A. McIntyre, 47, arrested March 11, 2014 in New Jersey and wanted by New Canaan police in connection with a Nov. 6, 2013 jewelry store robbery.
Ronald A. McIntyre, 47, arrested March 11, 2014 in New Jersey and wanted by New Canaan police in connection with a Nov. 6, 2013 jewelry store robbery.
DNA tests identified one of four men involved in the Nov. 6 smash-and-grab robbery of a downtown New Canaan jewelry store, and the man is in jail, police said.

Ronald A. McIntyre, 47, was arrested on March 11 in New Jersey, where he has a long arrest record and "has jail time pending," according to a news release from New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski.

Here's the news release, an account that is an accusation not proven in court, issued Thursday morning:

On Nov. 6, 2013, at approximately 4 p.m., a robbery occurred at Henry C. Reid & Son Jewelers located at 72 Elm St.

Four black males attempted to enter the jewelry store but were stopped when they could not open the front door because an alert employee had quickly locked the door.

One of the suspects shattered a front display window with a sledge hammer-type tool. The suspect reached in through the broken glass and took three Rolex watches. The approximate value of the watches is $55,000.

All four suspects then fled on foot behind a row of business where it is believed that they fled in a Chevrolet Malibu, color possibly gold, with tinted windows and New York registration plates. Blood and skin tissue evidence was recovered at the scene of the crime.

The Connecticut State Forensic Laboratory analyzed the evidence recovered at the scene of the crime. The laboratory analysis resulted in a confirmed deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) hit on the blood that was recovered at the crime scene.

The blood belongs to Ronald A. McIntyre [...] pictured below. An arrest warrant was obtained for McIntyre for [...] conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny with a court set bond of $500,000.

On March 11, 2014, McIntyre was arrested in New Jersey and is presently incarcerated.

McIntyre has a long criminal history and has criminal charges as well as jail time pending in the State of New Jersey.

The success of this investigation is the direct result of the hard work and dedication of the members of the New Canaan Police Department’s Investigative Section and Patrol Division, the Connecticut State Forensic Laboratory as well as interstate law enforcement cooperation.

The New Canaan Police Department is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and New Jersey Law Enforcement agencies to bring McIntyre and his accomplices to justice. McIntyre will be extradited to Connecticut where he will be charged with the aforementioned violations of Connecticut law.


Editor's note: New Canaan Patch will make minor changes in quoted text to make it uniform with Patch editorial style.

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