The parks worker's discovery of a cash register in a Stamford park has led to the arrest of by a 53-year-old man who faces numerous burglary and larceny charges.
According to Stamford Police Sgt. Robert Shawinsky, the cash register was reportedly stolen from K & L Dry Cleaners, 1138 E. Main St., in early July. The store owner told police that someone had forced open the rear door and made off with the register containing $120, Shawinsky said.
An unidentified parks worker found the discarded register, which had been pried open, and turned it over to police. Police were able to identify Albert L. Pelletier, 53, of Stamford, as the suspect from the fingerprints police found on the register, Shawinsky said.
Pelletier was charged with four counts of third-degree burglary, three counts of sixth-degree larceny, and one count each of third-degree larceny from a building, second- and third-degree criminal mischief. He was held in lieu of $50,000 bond and scheduled to appear Oct. 17 in state Superior Court in Stamford.