Teen Steals $47K in Items During Burglary Spree: Police

Police have arrested the Waterbury teen accused of breaking into for Naugatuck homes and stealing more than $47,000 worth of items between October and February.

James Andino, 19, of Temple Street in Waterbury, is charged with burglarizing homes on Andrew Avenue, Longview Terrace, Graham Ridge Road and Walnut Street. The incidents occurred Oct. 26, Nov. 22, Dec. 11 and Feb. 15, respectively.

Police said Andino stole an Xbox, Xbox games, jewelry, boots, sneaker and two suitcases from the home on Andrew Avenue; jewelry, a laptop, a savings bond an iPod totaling $25,859 from the home on Longview Terrace; jewelry, an iPod an iMac totaling $10,430 from the home on Graham Ridge Road and cash, a 50-inch TV, jewelry and clothing valued at $11,156 from the house on Walnut Street.

The stolen items are valued at more than $47,445 altogether.

Police said the home on Andrew Avenue belongs to one of Andino's family members.

He faces a string of charges, including burglary, larceny, criminal mischief, criminal trespass and making a false statement.

Andino’s bond was set at a total of $75,000 and he was due in court April 9.

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