Norwalk man charged with Smith Ridge Road robbery
Published 6:13 pm, Tuesday, September 5, 2017
NEW CANAAN — Police charged a Norwalk man Tuesday with burglary and larceny after an August incident in which $1,800 in jewelry was stolen from a Smith Ridge Road home.
According to the police report, officers were dispatched to the New Canaan home Aug. 15 around 5:30 p.m. after receiving a complaint of a burglary that occurred earlier that day.
The victim told police they had locked all the doors of the house before leaving for the day but returned to find items disturbed in the house and determined a burglar must have entered through a window, according to the report. Multiple pieces of jewelry were taken.
Two days later, New Canaan Police were contacted by Darien Police after an attempted robbery in Darien led to the arrest of Sioni Bonilla, of Ely Avenue, Norwalk, and Marlo Aguirre, of Testa Place, Norwalk. During the attempted burglary, the Darien homeowner was able to obtain the license plate number of a vehicle, which police traced to Bonilla, 35, and Aguirre, 29, who were both taken into custody by Norwalk Police.
Darien Police took custody of the suspects. Officers searched the van and found a distinct piece of jewelry missing from the Smith Ridge home.
New Canaan Police traveled to Darien “to interview Bonilla and his accomplice,” according to the police report. Both “Bonilla and his accomplice confessed to the burglary in New Canaan,” police said.
On Sept. 5, New Canaan police issued a warrant to Bonilla at Norwalk Court on charges of third-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny, according to the report. Bonilla remained in the custody of Norwalk Court.
New Canaan Police did not name Bonilla’s accomplice in their report but said they plan “to take the accomplice into custody in the very near future.”