Man Charged with Burglarizing Fire Victims' Home

Suspect lived near victims of Cos Cob house fire.

Earlier this month a Cos Cob family lost nearly everything they owned when fire consumed their Steep Hollow Road home. Three days after the May 16 fire, the family found they were victims again—someone stole items from the ruins of their home.

Ten days later, a 19-year-old suspect from the neighborhood surrendered to Greenwich Police who obtained an arrest warrant charging him with third-degree burglary and second-degree larceny. 

Robert M. Wolterstorff, of 54 Old Stone Bridge Rd., Cos Cob, surrendered at police headquarters on May 29. He lives a short distance from the fire-damaged home, according to police. He was released after posting $50,000 bond and scheduled to appear June 6 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

Police said numerous items were stolen from the residence and have been recovered.

Wolterstorff arrest is the latest for the teen who was arrested Feb. 9 on in connection with a Jan. 10 incident at Greenwich High School.

According to state of Connecticut Judicial Branch electronic records, Wolsterstorff has four other criminal cases pending. He faces a variety of motor vehicle charges and risk of injury to a minor stemming from a Jan. 4, 2011 incident; third-degree larceny for a July 25, 2011 case; sixth-degree larceny for a July 29, 2011 case; and fourth-degree larceny for a Dec. 14, 2011 case.


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