NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk man was accused of stealing electronics from a hotel room in Norwalk earlier this summer, according to police reports.
The management at the Courtyard by Marriot on Main Avenue first reported the theft on July 18. The manager told police that two flat-screen TVs and an iPod docking station were discovered missing from a hotel suite that day, according to the police report.
The guests who had rented the room also never paid the bill, police said. The total value of the stolen items and the unpaid bill was $1,471, according to the report.
An employee reported seeing a man carrying a large item underneath a sheet that day. The employee chased the man out, but could not stop him before he got into a car in the parking lot, police said. A woman held the car door open for the suspect and drove the car away, according to the witness’s report.
The employee gave police a license plate number, which was listed at a local address. The car’s owner directed investigators to the driver, who told police that a man she knew only as “Bobby” had asked her for a ride from work. The woman said she did not know about the theft before going to the hotel, according to the police report.
The driver gave police the man’s address, and police found Robert DiLeonardo, 33, listed as a resident at that Yale Street address, police said. DiLeonardo canceled several meetings with police about the incident, until Norwalk Police filed for a warrant for his arrest, according to the police report. He was arrested at his home Tuesday.
DiLeonardo was charged with fifth-degree larceny and conspiracy Tuesday. His bond was set at $5,000, and he is due in court on Oct. 24.