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The victim told police that $14,000 worth of his property had been stolen from his SoNo apartment.

A Bridgeport man and his Stratford girlfriend were arrested on charges they stole from a South Norwalk man late last year.

Jahzeel Jones-Gordon, 23, of Lansing Street in Bridgeport, was taken into custody by Stratford Police, who held him because Norwalk police had an arrest warrant for him. Also arrested was Morgan Hefferon, 30, his girlfriend, of Huntington Road in Stratford.

Norwalk police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the matter:

The victim, Kevin Kolenda, who himself had been facing insurance fraud charges in Washington state, told Norwalk police in late December that $14,000 worth of items had been taken from his apartment on North Water Street, including $10,000 in rare coins, a Rolex watch, an iPad, a digital camera and expensive liquor.

Earlier this year, Kolenda said the man he knew as "JJ" had returned to Kolenda's home and took a Rolex watch valued at $6,000 and credit cards, which he and his girlfriend used. Kolenda was able to identify a man he told police was wearing his stolen Rolex watch. He picked out Jones-Gordon from a photo lineup.

Kolenda also produced a text message to him in which Jones-Gordon admitted to taking his coin collection, watch and other items. Police were later able to confirm that Jones-Gordon had sold some of the items to pawn shops.

Jones-Gordon and Hefferon were each charged with third-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny, held on $10,000 bonds and scheduled to appear Sept. 5 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.


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