NORWALK, Conn. – A Bridgeport man faces felony larceny charges after his wallet was found in a car reported stolen in Norwalk in July, police said.
On July 14, the owner of a 1993 Nissan pickup truck told police that he left his car running in front of Crespo’s market on South Main Street in order to keep on the air conditioning, according to the police report. When he left the market, the car was missing, police said.
The day after the theft, Hartford Police found the car abandoned in that city. Inside investigators found a wallet with a driver’s license, credit cards and other identification for Lezuan Bell, 43, of Bridgeport, according to police reports.
The market’s owner also turned over security camera footage to police that showed a man meeting Bell’s description walk by the truck, stop and get inside at the time of the theft, police said. Norwalk Police filed a warrant for his arrest in July, according to police reports.
Bell has been in police custody on unrelated charges since Sept. 6, according to state judicial records. He was taken to Norwalk Superior Court on Tuesday to face the Norwalk charges. Bell was charged with third-degree larceny, and held on $10,000 bond.