NORWALK, Conn. -- A Norwalk man was charged with a series of boat burglaries that took place in the Norwalk Cove Marina in July.
Marc Somma, 22, was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, two counts of fourth-degree larceny, one count of third-degree burglary, one count of third-degree larceny, and illegal use of credit card. He was held on $15,000 bond and will appear in court Sept. 15.
The first burglary was reported July 6. The boat owners said that someone stole credit cards and money from their boat.
Police received another complaint July 9, when someone reported that items had been stolen from their boat, including an iPod, a computer and binoculars.
A third burglary was reported July 17, when owners told police that someone had stolen several items including electronics, beer, and personal items such as knives, sunglasses and tools. Police said the suspect in the burglaries forced entry into the boat cabins to steal the items.
Police began investigating Somma as a suspect when he pawned several items from the burglaries at a local pawn shop. Among the items pawned were the iPod and binoculars, police said. Somma used his own ID when pawning the items, according to police.
One of the credit cards from the July 6 burglary was used at a local gas station, police said. Investigators obtained surveillance footage that showed Somma using the credit card, police said. At that point he was already a person of interest, and a warrant was applied for his arrest.
Upon learning of the arrest warrants in the burglaries, Somma turned himself in to police on Tuesday.
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