A Wilton man was arrested and charged with burglary and larceny on Friday, Dec. 14, after he allegedly broke into The Toy Chest store at 5 River Road and stole a money bag containing about $400.
Wilton Police said Michael Spirer, 29, of 16 Deacon's Lane, was charged with second degree burglary, sixth degree larceny, third degree criminal mischief, interfering with a police officer and refusal to be fingerprinted.
Police said on the evening of Dec. 13 they responded to a report of a burglary in progress at The Toy Chest. Responding officers reportedly discovered that a glass door to the store had been smashed and that the money bag had been stolen.
Police said through their investigation Spirer, a former store employee, was identified as a suspect. Spirer was reportedly found a short time later in custody at Naugatuck Police Department where he had been arrested overnight on narcotics charges.
Police said the bank bag was found in Spirer's possession. About $200 of the $400 in the bag was missing, police said.
Spirer was taken into custody, however he was reportedly uncooperative with police after he was brought to headquarters. Police said he refused to be fingerprinted.
Spirer was held on a $25,000 bond and arraigned at state Superior Court in Norwalk the next day.