Man accused of stealing jewelry from Fairfield store

FAIRFIELD, CT. (WTNH) — Fairfield police have arrested a suspect who allegedly stole jewelry from a jewelry store in November, according to authorities.

On Nov. 29, Fairfield police responded to a glass break alarm at a jewelry store. Upon arrival at the scene, an officer observed a vehicle leaving the parking lot but was unable to stop it, as it drove off at a high rate of speed.

Officers confirmed that a burglary had just taken place inside the store as a suspect smashed out the front window and stole jewelry, police said.

The Fairfield Police Department Quality of Life Unit collaborated with the Bridgeport Auto Theft Task Force to investigate the burglary.

The officers were able to locate the suspect’s vehicle used in the burglary on Dec. 7 and began conducting surveillance on its movements, authorities said.

At midnight, police watched as the suspect vehicle pulled into the parking lot of the jewelry store and moved toward the back of the building. At this moment, police moved in on the vehicle and arrested the driver.

The driver was identified as 30-year-old Juan J. Aviles. He was charged with first-degree criminal attempt of burglary and interfering with police and misusing plates. He was given a bond of $250,000 and transported to court on Dec. 8.

Police are currently working on an arrest warrant for the burglary on Nov. 29.

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