Police: Norwich man burglarized two Preston homes after leaving court

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State police said a Norwich man, charged Wednesday with stealing from a Griswold home in January, is suspected of burglarizing two more homes in Preston after leaving court on unrelated charges Tuesday.

Scott Tyrone, 38, was in court Tuesday because troopers from Troop E in Montville had charged him at 3 a.m. the same day with failure to appear in court. He had five active criminal or motor vehicle cases at the time but was free on bond.

Police said they had nearly completed the warrant connecting Tyrone to the Griswold theft when they received video footage of a man approaching one of the Preston homes later Tuesday.

Working with other area officers, police identified the man in the video footage as Tyrone. They expedited the Griswold warrant and arrested Tyrone at the Motel 6 in Groton.

Police, who offered no details about what was stolen in any of the cases, expect to charge Tyrone with the Preston burglaries soon.

Tyrone, assigned a $15,000 bond in the Griswold case, was due in Norwich Superior Court on Thursday.

l.boyle@theday.com

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