Due to the hard work of detectives from the Brookfield Police Department an unidentified suspect from Bridgeport, and another unidentified suspect from Waterbury, face numerous charges for a rash of motor vehicle and catalytic converter thefts that occurred in Brookfield between April 2022 and September 2023.

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According to the Brookfield Police Department, a victim reported the theft of their purse from their vehicle at 84 Federal Road in town on September 28, 2023. Surveillance footage from the incident led detectives to a newer model Toyota Camry that was linked to an unidentified man arrested in Bridgeport on October 3, who was arrested after allegedly committing additional vehicle thefts. At the time of the suspect's arrest in Bridgeport, he was found to be in possession of property belonging to the victim in Brookfield.

On October 26, Brookfield Police arrested the unidentified man from Bridgeport on numerous charges related to the September incident, as well as additional charges relating to a rash of catalytic converter thefts between April and September 2022 in town. The suspect has been charged with Larceny 1st Degree, Criminal Mischief 1st Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 1st Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Mischief 1st Degree, and Larceny 4th Degree. The suspect posted a $2,500 court appointed bond, and was released. He was scheduled to appear in Danbury Superior Court on November 9, 2023.

During the course of the investigation, a second unidentified suspect from Waterbury has been served an arrest warrant. Those charges, and the suspects names and mugshots, have not been made public by the Brookfield Police Department, who also expressed their gratitude for the collaborative effort it took from all involved law enforcement agencies to bring this case to a successful close.

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