Was the Danbury Food Bag the Scene of Two Separate Crimes in the Same Weekend? Authorities Say No, it’s the Same
The answer is no, it's all one crime but that was not immediately clear when I began writing this.
On Monday February 14, I published an article that I wrote Sunday February 13th.
The article was called "Danbury Business Entrance Smashed Out, Manager Says "These Guys Don't Think." I'd gone to The Food Bag AKA the Danbury Citgo gas station/convenience store for my morning coffee to find the entrance had been damaged.
I spoke to the manager who told me:
"Someone broke the door with something metal" adding "these guys don't think." The manager told me that the suspect got in but didn't get away with anything. The article was published, people read it, and I moved on with my life.
Then, from out of nowhere there was more to work with. Yesterday (2/24/22), I saw a Facebook post from the Danbury PD that read:
I know I published my article on Monday February 14, I just cannot remember whether I questioned the manager and took the photos on Saturday the 12th or Sunday the 13th, and that is not like me.
I usually note all the relevant dates in my article but in the case, it doesn't really matter because one of two things is true. Either, these two incidents are connected, or two separate crimes took place at the same location, in the same weekend.
Once I encountered these questions, I reached out to my contact at the Danbury PD, Lt. Mark Williams and I asked him the following:
"Is this related to the window being smashed out at 63 Main Street? I know that happened because I wrote an article about it, I was there, that morning after it happened?"
Detective Williams got back to me, saying: "Same. same." So, according to the Danbury Police Department, the broken window is somehow related to the alleged burglary.
Once again, I'm breaking stories an entire month before everyone else. It doesn't even matter that I wasn't sure it was the same story, it counts.
I still have a lot of questions like, why did the manager tell me the suspect didn't get anything from the store, if police believe a burglary tool place? Maybe the burglary took place but not necessarily from inside The Food Bag.
It's also of note, that the person in question was inside the building of the Food Bag, at some point, while the door was intact. Thankfully, I don't need to sort all of this out, that is up to the Danbury PD. When they complete their investigation, we will share the results with you.
If you have any information about the unidentified man or the incident contact Detective Perun at R.Perun@danbury-ct.gov. Anonymous tips can be made at 203-790-TIPS.
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