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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Video Leads to Arrest of Longtime Friends for Larceny

A Westport family suspected some longtime friends—including an 83-year-old woman—of taking silverware from their home and caught them in the act today with a video camera, police said.

Shortly before 10 a.m., police received a call that a larceny was taking place at a private home, a news release said.

Police later learned that a Westport family had suspected longtime friends of the family they allowed to stay at the home of taking rare silverware and installed hidden cameras linked to a remote monitor.

The family, who were elsewhere in Connecticut, called the police when they observed the larceny taking place in real time, police said.

Officers arrived at the home while the larceny was taking place and located approximately $4,000 of silver bowls and serving trays in the suspects’ car, police said.

Arrested were Mark Hobson, 53 of Washington, D.C., and Elizabeth Ellis, 83 of Morristown, N.J. Both were charged with larceny third-degree, police said.

A search warrant was issued for the woman’s home in New Jersey where police found additional items taken from the Westport home, detectives said.


Posted 05/30/09 at 09:39 PM  Permalink


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Caught in the Ag..!!

Posted by john shuck on May 31, 2009 at 12:38 AM | #

This will likely tarnish their relationship which sounds as if it had been sterling up until this point ....

Posted by Sean Timmins on May 31, 2009 at 04:37 AM | #

This kind of behavior sounds a like a blatant “fork you” to old friends

Posted by Miggs Burroughs on May 31, 2009 at 11:02 AM | #

There is nothing like a cleverly coined pun. John, Sean, and Miggs, you are winners and qualify for the gold.

Posted by Wally Meyer on May 31, 2009 at 12:09 PM | #