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Westport Woman Charged With Stealing From Sleeping Friend

Elizabeth Rose, 50, of Westport, has been charged with burglary and larceny in connection with several alleged thefts of cash from a friend's home.
Elizabeth Rose, 50, of Westport, has been charged with burglary and larceny in connection with several alleged thefts of cash from a friend's home. Photo Credit: Westport Police Department

WESTPORT, Conn. -- A Westport woman has been accused of tiptoeing into a friend’s home late at night and pilfering money while she slept, police said.

Elizabeth Rose, 50, who is facing charges of first-degree burglary and sixth-degree larceny, turned herself in to police Tuesday, Nov. 15.

The unidentified friend told police that back in March she started noticing cash was going missing from a purse she kept in an office in her Clinton Avenue home.

Because a lot of people had access to her home, the woman set up a surveillance system in the hopes of catching the thief, police said.

Early one morning in June, she awoke to find more money had been stolen. Surveillance footage  allegedly showed a woman entering the house around 4:43 a.m. and rummaging through the purse. The suspect couldn’t be positively identified because her face was covered, but the resident told police she thought it was Rose, a family friend.

Then one September morning, just after midnight, the homeowner’s camera recorded someone removing cash from the purse, police said. This time, the homeowner reportedly told police, the suspect’s face was clearly visible and was able to identify her as Rose.

Rose posted a bond of $10,000 and is set to appear Wednesday, Nov. 30 in Westport Justice Court.

Police did not reveal the amount of money Rose is accused of taking.

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