Wolcott police have arrested two women accused of breaking into a house when the residents were home.
Vanessa Alvarado, 19, of Naugatuck and Tayler Grant, 20, of Naugatuck both face burglary charges.
Police said on Wednesday around 6 a.m. they received a call from a woman who said she thought there was a burglar in her home. The caller reported that she and her husband heard noises coming from the second floor, and she grabbed her young son and got in the car to call police while her husband went to investigate. She also reported that a Hyundai with CT plates was parked outside their home with a female inside.
Her husband reported that when he went upstairs he found a female hiding in the shower. He yelled at the suspect, later identified as Alvarado, who handed him a bag of his wife’s jewelry, apologized, and ran away.
The wife saw Alvarado get into the Hyundai with the passenger, later identified as Grant, and drive off toward Plymouth, police said.
Police spotted the Hyundai in the road nearby and approached it. Police said it appeared that the driver, Alvarado, could not drive the stick-shift vehicle. He ordered Alvarado out of the car, but she refused until he physically removed her.
Police said they found multiple items stolen from the victims’ home on Alvarado as well as inside the car. Police said the car was stolen as well.
Both women were arrested and charged with burglary, larceny, conspiracy to commit burglary, and conspiracy to commit larceny. Each suspect was issued a $100,000 bond.
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