Darien police: 2 Stamford men connected to burglaries

April 28, 2018 GMT

DARIEN — Two Stamford men had been charged for a burglary earlier this year, police said.

Samuel Marrero, 24, of Highview Avenue, turned himself in on Tuesday. And Osvaldo Acuna, 20, of Hope Street, turned himself in on Friday. Both had active warrants for their arrests.

On Feb. 26, Darien police responded to Embody Fitness, 380 Heights Road, for a report of a a burglary. A manager told police that the cash count in the register had been off two days in a row.

At first, the manager told police, the business chalked it up to being an employee error. But after the second day, the manager check security camera footage from the overnight hours, which showed an individual going into the business with a key and taking cash out of the register around 7:30 p.m.

“Management stated that they had noticed discrepancies in the cash count since approximately January, but had always believed it to be an employee error,” Darien police said.

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After a joint investigation with New Canaan police, detectives from both departments were able to locate suspects at Embody Fitness businesses in both jurisdictions.

Marrero and Acuna, former employees of Embody Fitness, were accused of burglarizing the Darien business several times in January and February. Marrero was connected to three of the burglaries and Acuna was connected to five of the burglaries, police said.

In all incidents, the two used a key to get into the businesses and take cash from the register, police said. In total, the two took between $1,500 and $1,600.

The two were each held on $75,000 bonds.