Dooney & Bourke Suspect Charged With Threatening

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Tomas Morel of Bridgeport was charged with threatening a police officer's mother. He was also charged in the theft of $83,800 worth of handbags from Norwalk manufacturer Dooney & Bourke.
Tomas Morel of Bridgeport was charged with threatening a police officer's mother. He was also charged in the theft of $83,800 worth of handbags from Norwalk manufacturer Dooney & Bourke. Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department

NORWALK, Conn. – One of three men charged with the theft of more than $83,000 worth of handbags from Dooney & Bourke has also been charged with threatening a Norwalk police officer’s mother.

Police said that while officers processed 46-year-old Bridgeport resident Tomas Morel last week on larceny charges he asked an officer if his mother was a woman he worked with at Dooney & Bourke.

The officer said no, and Morel answered, “Oh, that must be the other [officer]. We’ll be seeing his mother real soon.”

The mother of a Norwalk police officer works at Dooney & Bourke on Regent Street in Norwalk, but police did not disclose his or his mother’s identity.

Morel was held in lieu of a $50,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court Monday to answer second-degree threatening charges.

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