Man Posed as Guest and Stole Wedding Gifts: Cops

Police are asking for help to find the man who posed as a guest at a Connecticut wedding and stole a newlywed couple’s wedding gifts.

The couple was holding a reception at the Longshore Inn in Westport when a man stole a bird cage filled with several wedding cards for the couple, police said.

Officers responded around 7 p.m. to investigate and determined that the man was posing either as a guest at the reception or the hotel and was seen loitering in the lobby of the inn and talking on the phone before grabbing the birdcage and walking out, police said.

Police set up a perimeter, brought in a K9 unit and searched the grounds, but only found the empty bird cage.

Now police are trying to identify the man seen in the lobby.

He is clean shaven, between 25 and 35 years old, has close cropped light brown hair and was wearing gray slacks, a white or light gray shirt and a white undershirt.

If you have information on him, call the Westport Police Department at 203-341-6000.

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