FAIRFIELD, Conn. - After a three-month investigation, Fairfield police charged two people in the theft of more than $500 of equipment outside the Senior Center apartment complex, police said.
According to the original police report, two bags left by a car were stolen while the victim was busy on Dec. 18, 2013, police said. A Dell laptop, a Cannon camera and the victim's wallet with credit cards and gift cards were reported taken, police said.
Officers found both the camera and the laptop while conducting a monthly review of pawn shops in the area, police said. Both items had been sold to the East Coast Pawn Shop on Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport shortly after the theft was reported, police said.
On Jan. 3, officers found the names Viviana Miranda, 34 of Bridgeport, and Andre Mendoza, 36 of Bridgeport, listed on the sales records of the laptop and camera, police said.
Miranda and Mendoza turned themselves in to police on March 18. Each was charged with fifth-degree larceny and fifth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny. They were released on a promise to appear in court on April 1.