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Darien Dog Sitter Charged With Stealing

DARIEN, Conn. – A Darien man who works as a dog sitter was arrested Thursday on charges of stealing items out of the Noroton Avenue home of a client.

In May, the resident noticed that a camcorder, antique coins and jewelry were missing from her house after she returned home from a trip. Jon Gurliacci, 24, of Hillside Avenue, works for her as a dog sitter and had been allowed to be in the house while the residents were away.

Police determined that Gurliacci had been selling the items to friends and associates. They issued a warrant for his arrest, contacted him and he turned himself in. He was charged with sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny. He was released on a promise to appear in court July 18.

Also from the police blotter:

• A purse was stolen out of a shopping cart in the Goodwives Shopping Center on Thursday. A woman reported that she forgot to take her purse out of the cart when she was done loading her groceries in her car. She left the parking lot at about 9:25 a.m. and later received a call from an employee of Dino's Tailoring. Her purse had been found in the grass. All of the credit cards and items were recovered, but four $100 bills had been taken.

• A car was broken into behind Gofer Ice Cream on Tuesday, July 5. A store employee parked his car in the lot behind the shop and left it unlocked. He worked from 6:30 to 11:15 p.m. When he returned to his car, he discovered that a $220 GPS device and a $200 pair of sunglasses had been taken.

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