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Friday, 22 August 2014 00:00

Three Arrested in Tire Swap Scheme at VA Body Shop

Three Norwalk men were arrested the night of Aug. 5 after they took the bald front tires off of their car and tried to swap them with newer tires from a car stored at Fedor’s Auto Body, police said.

All three charged with sixth-degree larceny and criminal trespass. The suspects were arraigned at Norwalk Superior Court after being held overnight on a $2,000 bond. Each suspect was released on a promise to appear in court due to their lack of a criminal record.

Police came upon the tire swap scheme after responding to a call reporting that someone had hopped the fence that separates the apartment building at 49 Day St. from Fedor’s Auto Body property at 11:43 p.m.

When police arrived, they found two men inside a car that was missing its two front tires. An officer saw movement inside of Fedor’s lot and discovered the third man inside of a vehicle on Fedor’s property, police said. Two bald tires were near the vehicle and tire removal equipment was outside of the car.

Clark later told police that he hoped to exchange the bald tires on his car for newer tires from a car in Fedor’s lot.

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