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Wilton Man Charged With Stealing 7 Bottles Of Jim Beam

Wilton resident Brian Schoonmaker is accused of stealing seven bottles of Jim Beam from a local liquor store.
Wilton resident Brian Schoonmaker is accused of stealing seven bottles of Jim Beam from a local liquor store. Photo Credit: Contributed: Wilton Police Department

WILTON, Conn. – A 26-year-old Wilton man is facing multiple counts of larceny after he turned himself in on a warrant charging him with stealing more than $130 worth of liquor from a local liquor store, police said.

Brian Schoonmaker of Catalpa Road is accused of stealing seven bottles of Jim Beam bourbon whiskey from a River Road store over a two-month period, police said.

Schoonmaker was captured on video surveillance visiting the store seven times between late January and mid-March, police said. During each visit, he stole one bottle of Jim Beam, police said. Each bottle of liquor was valued at $18.99, police said, putting the total value of all seven stolen bottles at more than $130.

Schoonmaker turned himself in to police Friday and was charged with seven counts of sixth-degree larceny, a misdemeanor. He was released on a promise to appear at Norwalk Superior Court on April 8.

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