Police: man stole cash, credit cards from grieving family
Aug. 18, 2017
VERNON, Conn. (AP) — Police say a man stole credit cards and cash from a Vernon family grieving the loss of a relative.
Miguel Estrada faces larceny, narcotics possession and two counts of interfering with police.
Police say that on Thursday evening, the 44-year-old accompanied a friend to the home of a family that had lost a close family member earlier that day.
While the friend was comforting the family, police say Estrada took credit cards and cash from a purse as well as a change container. The family later confronted Estrada at his home, prompting the police response.
Police also arrested a 29-year old wanted in New Hampshire for violating his probation in the incident.
Estrada was slated to appear in court Friday. It couldn't be immediately determined if he has a lawyer.