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Stamford teen faces more burglary charges

November 2, 2017 GMT

STAMFORD — A city teen accused of a series of commercial burglaries in Glenbrook and Springdale faces new charges.

Chance Perrone, 18, was arraigned this week at the Stamford courthouse on charges including assault, trespassing and multiple counts of burglary, larceny and criminal mischief.

Perrone, formerly of Toms Road, has been jailed since September when he was charged with breaking into six restaurants and businesses in Springdale and Glenbrook. He was arrested after he was found beaten with brass knuckles in what police say was likely retaliation for the burglaries.

The latest arrest warrants charge Perrone with trespassing and assault at the Stamford Town Center on Sept. 1 and twice punching a security guard in the face while being escorted off the property.

Another warrant charged Perrone with trying to break into Stamford High School on Sept. 5. Video shows him violently shaking the outside doors to the cafeteria at 5:37 p.m., the warrant said. Additional video footage shows him inside the school, the warrant said. There is also footage of classrooms damaged after they were tagged with his name, the warrant said.

Perrone was also charged with his second break-in of the Tawa Indian restaurant on Glenbrook Road. His arrest affidavit said the restaurant’s cash register was thrown into a garbage can, a computer and credit card machine had been thrown to the floor and surveillance cameras tilted up so the burglar could not be identified. Police say $500 was missing and Perrone admitted to the burglary.

He was also charged with the Sept. 6 burglary of Patio.com on Largo Drive, the Sept. 4 burglary of Tangra Restaurant on Glenbrook Road and the Sept. 7 burglary of Little Monkey Cafe. Police say Perrone has broken into the cafe on three occasions.

Perrone is being held at the Manson Youth Institution in Cheshire on court appearance bonds totaling $135,000.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com