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Jewel Thief Steals $25,000 Diamond Ring Using Car of Ex-RTM Member

A jewel thief stole a $25,000 diamond ring from a Westport consignment store and made his escape in a stolen car belonging to a former Westport Representative Town Meeting (RTM) member, a police spokesman said today.Hymans-100.jpg
Ralph Hymans: jewel thief used his stolen car. File photo

The car, belonging to Ralph Hymans, 81, of 1 Rex Lane, was found abandoned a short distance away from the Consignmart, 888 Post Road East, following the late Thursday afternoon theft, said spokesman Michael Guman.

“I didn’t know a thing about it until police showed up at my home and my wife called me at my office saying they were looking for my car,” said Hymans, who was defeated last November in his simultaneous bids for election to the Board of Finance and re-election to the RTM.

He said he had parked the 1993 Jeep Cherokee at his Fairfield office a short time before.

A Three-Day Ride for Charity

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The fourth annual Charter Oak Classic Bike Tour set off today from Westport’s Colonial Green with 23 riders participating. They will cover 240 miles in a three-day ride to northwest Connecticut and back. The tour raises money for the Westport-based noprofit Charter Oak Challenge Foundation which helps needy children and families in the greater Bridgeport area. More info at www.charteroakfoundation.org. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Julia Mally for WestportNow

Westport Fire Log Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004

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3:36 a.m.  59 Morningside Drive South, fire alarm
8:09 a.m. ֖ 6 Sipperleys Hll Road, fire alarm
9 a.m.  Wilton Road and Red Coat Lane, wires down
9:51 a.m. ֖ Greens Farms Road and Westway Road, wires down
1:22 p.m.  I-95 northbound exits 18-19, MVA
3:07 p.m. ֖ 17 Rocky Ridge Road, fire alarm
5:11 p.m.  68 Coleytown Road, fire alarm
5:28 p.m. ֖ 105 Old Road, wires down
6:25 p.m.  1 Stony Point Road, wires down
9:40 p.m. ֖ 2 Cherry Lane, fire alarm