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Suspect charged in home burglary last year

August 27, 2018

GREENWICH — Police have arrested a suspect wanted in connection with a backcountry burglary.

Juan Bonilla-Arias, 26, of 92nd Street, Jackson Heights, Queens, N.Y., was charged with burglary and larceny late last week, police said. Greenwich police took him into custody from law-enforcement authorities in New York City, where he was held on another criminal case.

The burglary near Round Hill Road took place on the evening of Nov. 18, police said.

“We were dispatched on a burglary alarm. We found there was forced entry. He probably didn’t have a lot of time in the house,” said police Lt. John Slusarz.

The suspect took watches and jewelery, according to police reports.

“The detectives were working the case for some time,” Slusarz said, and the investigation tied Bonilla-Aria to the break-in.

Bonilla-Arias was held in Greenwich on $100,000 bail and was assigned a court date of Sept. 6.

It was not clear what the charges were against Bonilla-Arias in New York.

A series of residential break-ins in the north end of the community in 2015 rattled nerves and brought additional police patrols to the area, but the trend has abated, police said.

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