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Waterbury Man Charged In Wilton Vehicle Theft

Wilton Police have charged Andrew El Massri with third-degree larceny in their investigation of a stolen Jeep vehicle from a Sunset Hill Road residence.
Wilton Police have charged Andrew El Massri with third-degree larceny in their investigation of a stolen Jeep vehicle from a Sunset Hill Road residence. Photo Credit: Wilton Police Department

WILTON, Conn. – A Waterbury man is facing a larceny charge in Wilton after police accused him of stealing a Jeep vehicle after crashing a stolen motorcycle last July.

Andrew El Massri, 28, of 105 Grassy Hill Road, Waterbury, was charged Tuesday afternoon with third-degree larceny, a felony.

Police said the arrest stems from an investigation into the theft of a Jeep Liberty from a residence on Sunset Hill Road in the early morning hours of July 18. Police said El Massri crashed a stolen motorcycle on Route 7 in Ridgefield at about 10 p.m., July 17 and was dropped off at Calaruzzi’s Market in Wilton about 10 minutes later.

Police said the missing Jeep Liberty was parked approximately a quarter mile away from the market. Police said a witness in Waterbury saw El Massri driving a black Jeep Liberty on July 19 and numerous people saw that he had injuries consistent with having been in a motorcycle crash.

Wilton officers arrested El Massri on Tuesday in Waterbury. He was ordered held on $25,000 bond and was scheduled to appear Tuesday in Norwalk Superior Court.

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