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Police Arrest New Canaan Man in Diner Theft

A man suspected of stealing $7,000 from a local restaurant in August was arrested last Thursday by New Canaan police. Brian Sierman, 28, of Forest Street, is charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny.

Police said Sierman is charged with stealing $7,000 from a locked safe at the New Canaan Diner about Aug. 29. Police said the safe was locked, and there were no signs of forced entry.

The diner's owner suspected that Sierman had taken the money, police said. Police interviewed Sierman and issued a warrant for his arrest Sept. 22. He turned himself in last Thursday after previously ignoring the warrants for his arrest. Sierman was arraigned last Thursday in Norwalk Superior Court and was ordered held $35,000 bond.

Also from the police blotter:

• Police were investigating a pair of automobile break-ins reported Sunday. The first was reported at 2:42 p.m. at Waveny Park. Police said a Jeep Cherokee belonging to a Wilton woman was broken into at about 2 p.m. A purse with $30 and a passport were taken from her vehicle, which was entered though the front passenger window. The second robbery was reported at about 2:57 p.m. on Lapham Road. Police said a woman's purse was taken after someone entered her BMW SUV from the passenger side window. Several credit cards and a small amount of cash were in her purse.

• Police were investigating the theft of more than $2,700 in goods at the New Canaan Library. Police said a 49-year-old man reported Saturday that his briefcase was stolen while he was at the library. An Apple MacBook laptop computer valued at $1,100, an iPad valued at $900 and a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones worth $400, were inside the Tumi briefcase. The briefcase is valued at $350.

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