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Thief Who Stole From Vehicles Busted In Trumbull Eatery, Police Say

A man acting suspiciously inside a restaurant was nabbed for stealing from cars.
A man acting suspiciously inside a restaurant was nabbed for stealing from cars. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A man acting "suspiciously" while in a Trumbull eatery was nabbed for breaking into nearby vehicles and stealing items.

Vincent Deramo, 41, of Bridgeport, was arrested at the Sitting Duck Restaurant after a brief struggle with police around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after police received a call from the manager, said Lt. Keith Golding.

The manager of the restaurant reported that a man had entered the restaurant and was acting very suspiciously. He was moving from seat to seat and looking out the windows. He said at one point when the police were walking by, he became very nervous and went into the restroom. He exited a short time later without his hat and jacket. When the manager checked the restroom, he found that the man had hidden items in the toilet tank and his hat and jacket were stuffed in a corner, Golding said.

Officers, who were actively investigating the thefts, responded to the restaurant and detained Deramo. The officers on scene were able to identify the items hidden in the bathroom as some of the items that were taken from the vehicles, he added.

Deramo, who was recently released from prison, was taken into custody, charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of larceny. He was held on $10,000 bond. He was also found to have three active arrest warrants for failure to appear from New Britain, Monroe and Trumbull with bonds totaling $100,000, Golding said.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

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