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Cops: Property Returned To Alert Norwalk Residents

NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk man stopped a burglary in progress Thursday evening, chasing the burglars and getting his property back, Norwalk police say. One teenager was arrested.

Police were called to Lockwood Lane at 5:37 p.m. The victim said he looked out his Alrowood Drive window to see three teenagers in his garage stealing a dirt bike and two bicycles, Sgt. Lisa Cotto said. He chased them down Strawberry Hill Avenue and onto Lockwood Lane and confronted them, police said. He detained one of them, a 15-year-old boy, and called police.

The boy had cut his hand while jumping over a fence during the chase, Cotto said. He refused medical treatment but paramedics were called anyway. He was charged with burglary second degree, conspiracy, criminal mischief and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The victim got his belongings – a green Mongoose bicycle worth $250, a blue Mongoose bicycle worth $150 and a dirt bike worth $700 – back, Cotto said.

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? A Scribner Avenue resident got his stolen property back Thursday afternoon after spotting it in a driveway on his way home, Cotto said. He did not know the item was missing until he saw it accidentally.

The man was on Flax Hill Road at about 5:30 p.m. when he saw two familiar looking trailers in a driveway, Cotto said. He went home and checked and found his trailers were no longer there.

He went back to 257 Flax Hill Road and saw there also was a backpack contractor sprayer that belonged to him, Cotto said. He called police.

A female resident of the home said her husband had bought the trailers a couple of days earlier. Her husband said he had been on Woodward Avenue Monday when a guy offered to sell him a trailer for $500. He bought it, and on Thursday the guy came by with another one.

Only one of the trailers belonged to the victim, Cotto said. The other one still is missing. One trailer was worth $1,000 and the other was worth $2,000. The sprayers were worth $75.

Police are investigating.

? An Aiken Street resident looked out his window early Friday morning to see people in the parking lot breaking into cars, Cotto said. Police arrived at Rolling Ridge Apartments at about 3:30 a.m. to see three male suspects flee into the woods. A 17-year-old boy was arrested. He said he had been there with some people, who were there to steal things, Cotto said.

He was given a juvenile summons for criminal trespass third degree, burglary third degree, attempt at burglary third degree and conspiracy.

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