Trio arrested in package snatching

Three people are facing theft charges in Stratford after a detective on traffic duty allegedly saw them steal a FedEx package from the porch of a home on Friday.

Police said the detective saw one man in the group walk up to the porch of a house on Cutspring Road and take the package, which was valued at $150. He then got into a Pontiac with two other people.

Officers tried to pull the car over and the suspects fled, but were caught a short time later on Shepard Street. The package was thrown from the car, but later recovered by police.

The driver of the car was identified as 46-year-old Antonio Randolph, of Bridgeport. Police said he used several fake names before they figured out who he really was. Randolph reportedly had a warrant in Stratford for failure to appear in court on a prior larceny charge.

In addition to those charges, Randolph was charged with conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny and reckless driving. He was held on $20,000 bond.

Police identified the man who allegedly stole the package as 42-year-old Darius Miller, also of Bridgeport. He was charged with sixth-degree larceny and failure to have prescription medications in a proper container. He was held on $5,000 bond.

A third person in the car was identified as 35-year-old Margaret Little, of Stratford. She was charged with conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.

Little was released on a promise to appear in court. Randolph and Miller are set to appear in court on Nov. 26.

Police warned that people should be careful with deliveries because thefts are more common during the holiday season.

Wes Duplantier