The owner of S&T Auto Repair in Stamford, CT, waived down a passing police car after he had witnessed a man stealing items out of cars that were parked on shop property. After a search of the area, police found the thief who had stolen two car radios.
Below is the article as it appeared on the Stamford Advocate website.
Police: Stamford man caught stealing car radios
March 8, 2011
STAMFORD – A city man was arrested early Tuesday morning after he was caught red-handed stealing two radios from cars after a Henry Street service station owner saw him breaking into cars on his lot, police said.
George Kendall, 49, of 8 Woodland Place, Stamford, was charged with two counts each of third-degree burglary, fifth-degree larceny and possession of burglary tools.
The owner of S&T Auto Repair waived down a passing police car a minute after midnight after a man who he had been following threatened him with a stick, Sgt. Mike Scatamacchia said.
The owner said he saw the man, later identified as Kendall, breaking into a car on his property behind a fence. The owner followed the man a short distance in hopes of getting back whatever stolen items the man had.
To read the entire article on the Stamford Advocate website, visit http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/policereports/article/Police-Stamford-man-caught-stealing-car-radios-1047694.php.