NORWALK, Conn. – A man working late at the Merrittview Deli on Main Avenue scared off two would-be burglars trying to smash their way through the store's front door early Thursday, police report.
Police gave the following account: The man was working on a computer at the deli at around 2 a.m. when he noticed a white pickup truck pull into the parking lot. He paid it no mind until he heard a loud bang a few minutes later.
He went to the front door and found it smashed with a rock. Two men were outside trying to kick in the rest of the door. The man yelled out, and the duo turned and got back into their truck. The man told police that they drove off in the direction of Wilton.
Also from the Norwalk police blotter:
A Bridgeport man was arrested after he was found asleep in a stolen car on Grumman Avenue Thursday morning, police said.
Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle and when they arrived, they found Jose Lopez, 29, asleep in a white BMW.
Officers woke him up and he reportedly would not answer their questions. When they ran the plate they found no record of it. They looked up the registration and VIN for the car and found it had been reported stolen in Bridgeport. Lopez was arrested and charged with third-degree larceny, a felony.