Police Arrest Suspect in New Canaan Rolex Robbery

Police said blood at the scene helped identify a suspect.

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    New Canaan Police
    Police said Ronald A. McIntyre is accused of stealing Rolex watches from a jewelry store in New Canaan.

    Police have arrested a suspect in a robbery at Henry C. Reid & Son Jewelers in New Canaan in November.

    Three Rolex watches, worth a total of $55,000, were stolen from the jewelry store at 72 Elm Street in New Canaan around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, according to police.

    Authorities identified Ronald A. McIntyre, 37, as a suspect through blood left at the scene, police said.

    Four men tried to enter the jewelry store on that November afternoon, but an alert employee quickly locked the door.

    Unable to get inside the store, one of the robbers shattered a front display window with something like a sledge hammer, reached through the broken glass and took the watches.

    All four men fled, police said, and the investigation began.

    Investigators searching for evidence found blood and skin tissue at the scene and gave it to the Connecticut State Forensic Laboratory, which found a match to McIntyre, who has a long criminal history, according to police.

    McIntyre was arrested in New Jersey on March 11, where he has jail time pending.

    He will be extradited to Connecticut where he will be charged with first-degree conspiracy to commit larceny.

    A warrant sets bond at $500,000.