Thief leads Wilton police on chase
Employees of RadioShack at 14 Danbury Road called police on June 9 at 7:10 p.m., after seeing two people leave the store without paying for merchandise. The two ran crouched across the parking lot and got into a black Acura and headed north on Route 7.
Police spotted the vehicle by Ring’s End. When the suspects realized they were being followed by police, they drove into a residential neighborhood with no outlet.
After driving as far as possible, the vehicle stopped and the passenger fled. The driver remained with the car.
A second officer arrived and spotted the suspect heading towards the intersection of Routes 7 and 33.
Police set up a perimeter and brought in a search dog from Westport, but were unable to find the suspect. (Wilton’s police dog was not on duty.)
The driver, Jesse W Cox III, 29, of 10 1/2 Vine Street in New Haven, was arrested and charged with larceny 6th, and was held on a $500 bond.
In addition to the property taken from RadioShack — a pair of Beats earbuds valued at $150 — police also recovered items they believe may have been stolen from Best Buy.