Man suspected of stealing food, sunglasses
Police believe a man stopped Saturday afternoon with shrimp and steaks they say were stolen from local supermarkets may be a suspect in the theft of eight pairs of sunglasses from RiteAid pharmacy the preceding week.
Ronald H. Ko, 49, of Milford, was charged with sixth-degree larceny and operating with a suspended driver’s license and not wearing a seatbelt after a traffic stop on Chambers Street.
The officer recognized the car as matching the description in a shoplifting incident that day at Whole Foods, as well as the previous week at RiteAid. The passenger door of Ko’s Toyota is a different color than the rest of the car, and a hubcap is missing, police said.
During the straffic stop, police said they found a $39.98 bag of shrimp allegedly stolen from Whole Foods, and a package of steaks that police believe came from Stop & Shop, although it could not be verified.
Police earlier this week said they are investigating the link to the sunglasses theft.
Ko was released on a promise to appear July 23 at state Superior Court in Bridgeport.