Eight years later, man charged in stolen wallet case
Updated 1:19 pm, Monday, August 10, 2015
Nearly eight years to the day after a wallet was stolen from a business on Greens Farms Road — and credit cards taken in the theft used at stores in Fairfield — a Bridgeport man has been charged in connection with the crime.
Martin Robinson, 55, was charged Sunday on an arrest warrant at Bridgeport police headquarters, where he was being held, according to Westport police.
The incident took place Aug. 15, 2007, when police said a wallet was stolen from an employee of a business in the Greens Farms Office Park on Greens Farms Road.
Police said their investigation into the complaint revealed the suspects entered the business during working hours and stole the wallet from a female employee’s purse. The suspects then used the credit cards at stores in Fairfield, police said, and were charged in that town. The credit card use later was linked to the Westport wallet theft.
Robinson was charged with third-degree conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.
Bond was set at $2,500 and he is scheduled to appear Aug. 20 at state Superior Court in Norwalk.