Man Accused of Multiple Thefts in Conn.

A man was arrested in East Haven on Thursday after an investigation into multiple thefts in areas across the state.

East Haven Police posted photos of a man who they later identified as 32-year-old Brian Mclaughlin, on Facebook, which led to his identification and arrest.

Mclaughlin is accused of stealing two cartons of cigarettes from a Main Street Rite Aid on Feb 3. This incident prompted an investigation which connected Mclaughlin to several other thefts through surveillance footage in areas including North Branford, Wallingford, North Haven and Monroe, according to police.

Police said the theft in East Haven had similarities to the thefts in other areas.

Mclaughlin had four active arrest warrants for larcenies of various degrees, police said.

Mclaughlin was charged with sixth-degree larceny and was released on a $1,000 bond.

Mclaughlin was later turned over to the Fairfield Police Department for several active arrest warrants out of their jurisdiction, according to police.

He is expected to appear in court on April 3 in New Haven.

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