WESTPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Westport police have arrested a man on two warrants after a lengthy investigation into overnight home and car burglaries.
On May 21, Westport police learned of a car burglary on Victoria Lane in which credit cards and a license were stolen. The victim was alerted of unusual activity on his credit card in Hamden.
On July 16, police responded to Sterling Drive for another reported car burglary in which a wallet had been stolen. Fraudulent activity was reported on that victim’s stolen credit cards in Windsor, South Windsor, New Haven, and Hartford.
After an investigation, Westport police determined that the crimes were related to a group of people burglarizing cars during that time. After interviewing other arrested individuals and obtaining store video surveillance, police issued two arrest warrants for 36-year-old Tony Jackson. Police also learned that the stolen credit cards were passed onto other people who then used them illegally.
Police arrested Jackson at the Fairfield Police Department on Thursday and charged him with identity theft, trafficking in personal information, and conspiracy.