A Stratford construction worker has reportedly been charged with second degree larceny for allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a woman's home while she was away on vacation last summer.
According to a report in the Connecticut Post, Robert Constanzo, 41, of Hollister Ave., Stratford, was arraigned Friday in state Superior Court in Norwalk on charges that he stole nearly $20,000 worth of jewelry from the woman's home while he was working there on a construction job last August. He was reportedly held on a $50,000 bond.
According to the report, the woman returned to her Newtown Turnpike home on Sept. 2 following vacation and discovered that box of jewelry she had hidden in a bedroom closet had disappeared. Two of the items taken were a 18-carat gold family crest ring worth between $4,000 and $5,000 as well as a $6,500 Rolex watch, according to the report.
Police reportedly recovered some of the jewelry at a local pawn shop. Constanzo reportedly has a long criminal history with arrests and convictions for burglary, larceny, forgery and criminal impersonation going back to 1987.