Gypsy cab and woman responsible for theft, say police

Stamford police say that a gypsy cab driver working together with a woman to separate drunk bar patrons from their wallets could be responsible for a similar theft Saturday morning.

At about 3 a.m. Saturday a very drunk man called police from his home on Stillwater Avenue to report that his keys and a wallet containing a lot of cash had been stolen.

The 28-year-old man said he met a woman at closing time inside a tavern on West Main. The woman agreed to come home with him. Somehow the two found a cab and when the cab pulled up to his home on the 100 block of Stillwater Avenue the woman opened up the passenger door and pushed him out. The man landed on the street and the next thing the man saw was the cab speeding away. The man stumbled to his home and realized that his keys were gone. When he got inside, he found that his wallet was missing too.

The man told police that he did not understand why the cab would just pull away like that because he hadn’t paid the fare. The man was unable to identify the cab and told police that he “thought” the vehicle that brought him home was a cab, police said.

When police checked all the cab companies in town, said they had not picked up any fares from West Main bound for Stillwater Avenue.