Police have arrested a suspect in a Darien home burglary and said the case matches a pattern of burglaries in Fairfield County as well as New York.
Dirk Lloyd, 36, of 68 Melrose Ave. Bridgeport, is accused of stealing more than $20,000 worth of gold jewelry and coins from a home on West Avenue in November.
Police in Miami Beach, Florida apprehended him as a fugitive from justice earlier this month and he was extradited to New York, where he is in custody on suspicion of several burglaries in Nassau County and Queens, New York.
Darien police have since secured an arrest warrant charging Lloyd with third-degree burglary and first-degree larceny.
The burglary that Lloyd is suspected of committing in Darien matches a pattern of dozens of burglaries that have occurred not only all over Fairfield County, but also in New York, police said.
The Darien Police Detective Division executed a search warrant at Lloyd’s Bridgeport home and said they recovered evidence tying him to other burglaries in Fairfield County.
Two other local police departments will also be applying for arrest warrants for Lloyd for similar charges.
Police do not know when Lloyd will be extradited to Connecticut.