Alleged husband and wife team now both charged in Nursery Road burglary
Published 3:44 pm, Wednesday, April 29, 2015
A 24-year-old Bridgeport man was charged by warrant last Monday by town police in connection with the burglary of a Nursery Road home five months after his 21-year-old wife was arrested in that burglary, according to New Canaan Police Sgt. Carol Ogrinc.
Edward Santos, 24, of Bridgeport, was charged with third-degree larceny, third-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny, and conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary, Ogrinc said.
A 47-year-old Nursery Road woman said she returned to her home early in the afternoon on Oct. 21 to find her house in disarray and jewelry, watches, an iPad, a guitar and other items missing, Ogrinc said. The value of the property was estimated at $9,600, according to Ogrinc.
New Canaan Police tracked down and charged Santos' wife, 21-year-old Raisa Santos, for the crime in January after obtaining surveillance footage of her pawning the guitar, Ogrinc said.
In the footage, Edward Santos can be seen waiting for her in a car, Ogrinc said.
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Edward Santos was also arrested by Westport Police last week in connection with a July, 2014 burglary of a residence where a large amount of jewelry was taken.
Raisa Santos also faces charges separately in the Westport burglary and a series of burglaries in Easton, according to police.
Santos was held in lieu of $40,000 bond and was arraigned in state Superior Court in Norwalk on April 21, according to Ogrinc.