Man Arrested After Stealing Landscape Company’s Equipment Truck

Police arrest man who stole landscaping company's truck carrying equipment, valued at over $15,000.

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A Connecticut man believed to be involved in a 2016 auto theft was charged with first degree larceny after being picked up by police in Bridgeport on unrelated charges.

According to the police report, on Sept. 17, 2016, the owner of Bruce’s Landscaping contacted police and reported that a green 2015 Chevy Silverado truck, valued at $50,000, was stolen from the property a day earlier. The truck was taken with a lawnmower, four leaf blowers and two aluminum racks inside, an estimated value of over $15,000, police said.

Officers spoke with employees of Bruce’s Landscaping, who said they were approached in the afternoon on Sept. 16 by a Hispanic man, around 5’8” with short hair, who walked over on a cell phone, asked something unintelligible and appeared to leave the scene.

Fairfield police learned of a similar incident at a construction company in East Haven on Sept. 23 and were able to watch surveillance footage of a man, matching the description from Bruce’s Landscaping, breaking into a storage trailer.

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