Man Stole from Home, Car Dealer: Cops

Milford police have arrested a man accused of a residential burglary and the theft of thousands of dollars worth of automotive merchandise from a local Toyota dealership.

Police said they took custody of Justino Rivera, 48, of Bridgeport into custody on April 13 on two outstanding warrants.

On March 25, police received a report of a residential burglary on North Street, where home electronics and jewelry worth around $7,000 had been taken, police said.

Police identified Rivera as a suspect and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On March 9, police received a complaint from Colonial Toyota of Milford and obtained a warrant for Rivera, who is accused of taking $11,580.56 worth of automotive merchandise from his employer between October 2014 and March 2015.

He was charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny, second-degree criminal mischief and first-degree larceny.

Bond was set at $125,000. He is due in court on April 14.

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