Fairfield police nab suspect for vehicle theft, gun possession

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FAIRFIELD — A suspect was apprehended early April 25 after a series of vehicle break-ins and the discovery of a firearm.

Fairfield Police Department officers responded to the Ann Street and Nichols Street vicinity around 5:40 a.m. following reports of car alarms and sightings of two masked individuals on bicycles.

Earlier, at about 1:36 a.m., similar attempts to enter vehicles were reported on Penfield Road.

Although the suspects were not immediately located, officers later spotted two men matching the descriptions on Post Road.

The suspects entered the McDonald’s at 536 Post Road and fled on foot when approached by police.

One suspect was caught hiding under a car in the Stop & Shop parking lot at 1160 Kings Highway Cutoff and was found trying to hide a gun.

The individual, linked to the reported thefts through currency and personal items found in his possession, had multiple arrest warrants.

The Fairfield Police Department praised the officers’ quick actions in apprehending the repeat offender and ensuring community safety.

Pending charges are allegations, and the suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Further details may be released as the investigation continues.

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