Wallet reported stolen inside train to New Canaan
Updated 4:50 pm, Monday, August 25, 2014
A New Jersey man had his wallet was stolen while on the train to New Canaan Aug. 20, according to police.
The 48-year-old victim said he fell asleep while riding the train and is not sure whether or not the wallet was in his pocket, police said. When he arrived at the New Canaan train station sometime in the afternoon, he realized the wallet was missing and immediately called his credit card companies to cancel them, according to the report.
Police said one of those cards, however, already had been used at a Rite Aid Pharmacy in Norwalk, where $105.95 was spent. There also were a number of declined transactions, including one at the Gulf gas station, 36 South Ave., New Canaan and another at the East Avenue Rite Aid in Norwalk, which police are not sure was the same store where the successful transaction took place, according to the report.
At that pharmacy, the suspect tried to buy an American Express gift card, but when he was asked for his driver's license, he said he was going to get it in his car and then never came back, police said.
After viewing surveillance video of that scene, police described the suspect as a male, approximately 6 feet tall, medium build and with light brown or blond hair. Police also said he was wearing gray pants, a white buttoned-down shirt, black shoes and a white visor hat.
Anyone with information is asked to call the New Canaan Police Department at 203-594-3500.