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Waterbury Roommates Arrested In String Of Thefts In Fairfield

Fairfield police officers arrested two Waterbury men in connection with a string of thefts in town.
Fairfield police officers arrested two Waterbury men in connection with a string of thefts in town. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Two Waterbury roommates were arrested in Fairfield Monday after police found them with stolen goods from Home Depot, Kohl’s and CVS and several fake driver’s licenses and identification cards, police said.

Arturo Diaz, 26, and Christopher Rangel, 32, both of Austin Road, were each charged with fifth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit fifth-degree larceny, two counts of sixth-degree larceny and two counts of conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny, police said.

Acting on a theft call from a manager at the CVS on Grasmere Avenue, a police officer stopped the men in a Honda with Texas plates around 3:30 p.m., police said.

They were found with $858 in merchandise from Home Depot, $168 in Kohl’s goods and $169 in items from CVS, where Diaz tripped the store alarm when he left without paying, police said.

Rangel was also charged with two counts of second-degree forgery because the fake IDs were found in his possession, police said.

Each man was held on $2,500 and was scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 10, police said.

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