Police: Storm Cleanup Worker Steals From Norwalk Home

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Tishawn Maile, 22, of the Bronx, NY, was arrested on larceny charges in Norwalk Thursday after police said he stole from a home he was hired to help clean following Hurricane Sandy.
Tishawn Maile, 22, of the Bronx, NY, was arrested on larceny charges in Norwalk Thursday after police said he stole from a home he was hired to help clean following Hurricane Sandy. Photo Credit: Alfred Branch

NORWALK, Conn. – A 22-year-old Bronx, NY, man, who was hired to help clean up a Hurricane Sandy-damaged home on Rowayton Avenue Thursday, was arrested on misdemeanor larceny and criminal attempt to commit larceny charges after he stole items from the house, police said.

Tishawn Maile was held in lieu of a $2,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court Friday.

According to Norwalk Police Sgt. Lisa Cotto, Maile took $20 in cash, a silver ring and a Swiss Army knife from the home, and was attempting to take a Sony laptop computer and Vivitar camera from the home when the homeowners discovered the items were missing.

Police recovered all the items.

Area police have issued warnings to homeowners impacted by Hurricane Sandy to be on the lookout for scams related to the storm, such as people posing as FEMA workers or people offering to clean homes.

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