Armed Package Theft Suspect Arrested

During the early morning hours of August 26, 2020, Fairfield Police were alerted to several motor vehicles that were broken into in the Lake Hills section of town.

Police received reports from 8 separate complainants in the Lake Hills area reporting their vehicles were entered overnight and their personal belongings were stolen.  In one of the incidents, a victim on Papurah Road had his wallet stolen from his vehicle, as well as packages stolen from his front porch.  That complainant provided investigators with Ring Door Bell video that depicts 2 males running up to the front door of his home where packages were left outside overnight. This occurred at 4:30am. Alarmingly, one of the suspects is captured on the video holding a silver firearm, just feet from the complainants’ front doorstep.  The suspects take the packages and fortunately flee without incident. (See Attached Video Link)

Hours later, these suspects are captured on surveillance video utilizing the complainant’s stolen credit cards at a gas station in Wallingford, Connecticut.

Fairfield Detectives collected DNA and latent fingerprint evidence from the targeted Lake Hills vehicles. One of the latent prints collected was forensically examined and matched that of East Hartford resident Malik Walker. Walker was also identified on video surveillance at a Wallingford Gas Station utilizing the stolen credit cards just hours after the cards were stolen from the Papurah Road victim on 8/27/20 (photo attached). In September of 2020, Walker was arrested by the Hartford Police Department after investigators conducted a search warrant of Walkers home and discovered 2 handguns. He is currently in DOC custody.

Walker was arrested by Fairfield Detectives on a Superior Court Arrest Warrant on 5/18/2021. He was charged with:

  • Burglary 3rd Degree
  • Conspiracy to Commit Burglary 3rd Degree (6 counts)
  • Larceny in the 6th Degree
  • Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 6th Degree (6 counts)

Surveillance video of Walker.

Surveillance video of in identified subject.

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