Two people were arrested after police said they attempted steal a wallet from a family sleeping on a boat in Norwalk early Sunday morning
Officers were called to a reported burglary on a boat docked at the Norwalk Cove Marina, which is at 48 Calf Pasture Beach Rd., just before 2 a.m. The caller told police that a man and a woman had boarded their boat and stole a wallet.
The victim told police that he along with wife and four children, all under the age of 16, were sleeping when the mother awoke to a woman “rummaging through their belongings.”
Police said the woman, who was identified as 20-year-old Weston resident Julia Armijo, was using the light of a cellphone to search the vessel when the victim spotted her with a wallet in her hands.
The man, who owned the boat, challenged the woman’s male counterpart, who was later identified as 23-year-old Ridgefield resident Renny Isaac.
The boat owner and Isaac started fighting. Police said the owner hit Isaac several times before the suspect was able to get away.
The husband was able to recover his wallet that had fallen onto the dock after the suspect escaped from the boat.
Police said Armijo and Isaac fled in a small motor vehicle, which police were unable to locate during their initial search.
Officers located a bag from a fast food restaurant with a receipt for $10.08. The receipt stated that the purchase was made by Armijo.
After officers called Armijo’s mother, she came to the Norwalk Police Department.
While talking with the investigating officer, she told police that she purchased Taco Bell and went to the Norwalk Cove Marina. She even admitted to getting on the boat and even “looking around the boat with her cell phone light.”
However, Armijo told police that she was “only going through the backpack to point out how careless the owners were.”
Police charged both Isaac and Armijo with second-degree burglary, second-degree conspiracy to commit burglary, sixth-degree larceny, sixth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny, third-degree criminal trespass, second-degree breach of peace and second-degree conspiracy to commit breach of peace.
Isaac later admitted to police that he and Armijo had never been on a boat before and they wanted to go on a vessel.
Police said they had a report of another boat burglary on that same night. There were also several boat burglaries during June and July, police added.
Police are looking to see if there is any connection to this incident and previous boat burglaries.
Isaac and Armijo were being held on a $1,000 bond. They will be arraigned on Sept. 10.
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