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Suspect arrested in Conn. Rolex wheelchair theft

September 1, 2014
Associated Press

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Stamford police say a man accused of using pepper spray and pretending to need a wheelchair to steal a $27,000 Rolex watch has been arrested.

The Advocate of Stamford reports ( ) that Larry Johnson of Mt. Vernon, New York, is being held on a $350,000 court appearance bond for the Stamford robbery.

Stamford police say the 37-year-old Johnson was apprehended Friday night in New Rochelle, New York, on a domestic disturbance call.

It was not known Monday if Johnson is represented by a lawyer.

Video from the Aug. 2 incident shows a man in a wheelchair putting on a watch shown by a Stamford jewelry store clerk.

He pushes back his wheelchair, bumping a second clerk. Police say he pepper sprayed her and got up from the wheelchair and ran toward the door.


Information from: The Advocate,



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