WILTON — A New Sharon teenager was arrested Wednesday after police say he stole $50,000 worth of cash and jewelry from a Wilton residence.
Brian Durrell, 18, was arrested after he tried to sell some of the jewelry allegedly from the burglary at a pawn shop, said Wilton Police Chief Heidi Wilcox.
The burglary was reported April 30 from a High Street home by residents who said they had been on vacation and came home to find the money and jewelry stolen, said Wilcox. The home was not damaged during the break-in.
She said Durrell was identified at the pawn shop when he produced the stolen jewelry.
He is facing a class C theft charge and a class B burglary charge. A class C charge is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine and a class B charge is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Wilcox said Durrell does not have a history with the Wilton police, but the charge was still elevated to a class B charge because of the high value of the theft.
However, she said police have not recovered any of the cash and are still investigating to find the rest of the jewelry.
“There is a substantial amount out there not accounted for,” she said.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Durrell was being held at the Franklin County Jail on a $10,000 cash bail.
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