Police: Suspect Nabbed In $80K New Canaan Home Burglary After Items Sold Online, At Pawn Shop

A man who stole approximately $80,000 worth of items during a home burglary in Fairfield County and then attempted to pawn the items online and in Massachusetts is in custody, police in New Canaan said.

Joshua Schneider
Joshua Schneider Photo Credit: New Canaan Police

On July 4, 2017, investigators from the New Canaan Police Department received a report from a Wakeman Road resident who had been burglarized, with the estimated value of items taken at $80,000.

On April 3 last year, the investigation into the burglary by the New Canaan Police Investigative Section was contacted when several items taken during the burglary were located on eBay and were being sold from a pawn shop in Fall River, Massachusetts.

According to police, investigators traveled to the pawn shop in Massachusetts and identified the alleged burglar as Fall River resident Joshua Schneider, 32, who was incarcerated for a different offense. 

Police in Massachusetts instructed that they would notify the New Canaan Police Department when Schneider was to be released.

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, officers from the New Canaan Police Department traveled to Bristol County Sheriff’s Correction Center in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts and arrested Schneider.

Schneider was transported to New Canaan Police Headquarters, where he was charged with first-degree larceny and first-degree burglary. He’s currently being held in lieu of $50,000 bond and is scheduled to make an appearance in court on Thursday, Dec. 5.

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