TRUMBULL - A 25-year-old Milford man has been arrested in the theft of a $12,000 gold necklace from a jewelry store at the Westfield Trumbull Mall last September.

On Sunday, Trumbull police arrested Brandon McLaughlin, of New Haven Avenue, on an outstanding warrant on a charge of second-degree larceny.

Lt. Brian D. Weir said McLaughlin was posing as a potential costumer at Kay Jewelers, where he asked an employee to look at a 24-inch, 10 karat gold rope chain.

“As soon as the employee took the chain out of the display case McLaughlin grabbed it from their hands and ran off,” Weir said in a release.

No one was injured during the incident.

“Prior to McLaughlin trying on the necklace, he tried on watches from various display cases that he had touched while posing as a customer.

“Trumbull police detectives responded to the scene to investigate when they located and collected a variety of evidence, including fingerprints that were left on the display cases.

“The recovered fingerprints were submitted to the Connecticut State Forensic Laboratory for analysis and it was later determined that the prints were left by McLaughlin.

Based on the forensic identification, McLaughlin was arrested.

He was held on a $30,000 bond for the warrant, and is scheduled to appear in court on March 30.