Two people were charged in connection with a multi-state retail theft crime ring investigation. New Canaan police said that their investigation began in October after thieves stole from the local Ralph Lauren store multiple times within days of each other.
Witnesses told police that the suspects would park their car in a no parking zone, leave the car to enter the building, steal a few items, return to the car and speed away. On October 13, a police officer working an off duty security assignment noticed a car parking in a no parking zone. Two people got out of the car but both eventually returned to the car when they saw the officer. The car sped off and at one point hit a police car on Cherry Street. The suspects eventually ditched the car and were seen running towards Forest Street.
A multi-state task force was created due to similar crimes that occurred in Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, different areas of Connecticut and Maine.
Police identified Aysia Ryan,20, of Windsor as a suspect. Ryan was arrested in Auburn, Mass. after a police pursuit on December 11. Ryan is facing counts of larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny. Police were also able to obtain a warrant for a Jahliil Parrot, who is currently… Fox61 News