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Friday, September 21 News

Man charged in theft of air bag

NORWALK — A New York man was arrested on a host of charges Friday for his alleged role in a 2017 car break-in at Norwalk Hospital that was caught on surveillance cameras.

Carlos Hogue, 48, of Sedgewick Avenue, Bronx, was charged with third-degree burglary, fifth-degree larceny, third-degree criminal mischief, conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit fifth-degree larceny.

On March 6, 2017, an employee of the hospital contacted police to report their car had been broken into in the employee parking lot. At the end of their shift, they returned to their car to find exposed wires coming from the steering column, the console open and items strewn about the floor.

Detectives assumed the investigation and found that the door lock had been removed from the car — a 2016 Honda Accord — and the driver’s air bag had been removed from the car.

Police said two surveillance cameras captured two men in a silver sedan with Texas plates enter the lot and leave two minutes later.

In the course of their investigation detectives made contact with police departments in Darien — where Hogue was a suspect in a similar theft — and New Jersey. Following the investigation, an arrest warrant for Hogue was obtained.

His bond was set at $25,000 and he was given a court date of July 2.

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