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Bridgeport Man Stole Military Member's ID To Purchase $5K In Computers, Police Say

Yanik Opoku
Yanik Opoku Photo Credit: Hamden Police Department

A 27-year-old man who was spotted acting "suspiciously" was nabbed for allegedly purchasing two computers using a military member's identity.

Hamden Police arrested Yanik Opoku, of Bridgeport, Saturday, Feb. 8, after officers responded to the area of Dix and North streets for a report of suspicious activity, said Hamden Police Capt. Ronald Smith.

A concerned resident advised police that a man was opening packages and placing the contents inside of his backpack.

Moments later, officers located Opoku walking in the area. Inside his backpack police found two new computers, valued at $4,800, Smith said.

An investigation revealed that the victim, a member of the military, had a military credit card fraudulently opened in his name, he added.

The computer purchases were made with the credit card on a military shopping website, Smith said.

Opoku was charged with larceny and held on a $5,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 21.

Officer Angela Vey conducted the investigation.

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