WILTON — A New Sharon teenager was arrested Wednesday after stealing $50,000 worth of cash and jewelry from a Wilton residence, police said.
Brian Durrell, 18, of New Sharon, was arrested after he tried to sell some jewelry, allegedly from the burglary, at a pawn shop, Wilton Police Chief Heidi Wilcox said.
The burglary was reported April 30 from a High Street home by residents who said they had been on vacation and came home, finding that the money and jewelry had been stolen, Wilcox said. The home was not damaged during the break-in.
She said Durrell was identified at the pawn shop when he produced the ID with the stolen jewelry.
He is facing a class C theft charge and a class B burglary charge. A class C charge is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine, and a class B charge is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Wilcox said Durrell does not have a history with the Wilton police, but the charge still was elevated to a class B charge because of the amount he is accused of stealing.
However, she said they have not recovered any of the cash and are still investigating to find the rest of the jewelery.
“There is a substantial amount out there not accounted for,” she said.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Durrell still was being held at the Franklin County jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail.
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