Glastonbury Police Nab Burglary Suspect by Using ‘Record Producer' Ploy

Glastonbury police arrested a burglary suspect by convincing him to meet with a 'record producer' in town.

Zoe Dowdell, 19, was wanted for several car burglaries in the area in May, according to police.

Dowdell allegedly stole credit cards from vehicles and used them at multiple stores in the Hartford area, police said.

Officers knew Dowdell was an aspiring rapper, found some of his videos on YouTube and contacted him posing as a record producer interested in his music.  Officers asked Dowdell to meet, which he agreed to do, police said.

When Dowdell arrived for the meeting, he found police waiting for him and they took him into custody.

Dowdell is charged with third-degree burglary, credit card theft, illegal use of a credit card and larceny.

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