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Bridgeport man accused of Stamford car burglary spree

September 27, 2018

STAMFORD — Police say a Bridgeport man picked up by U.S. Marshals this week has been linked to a series of car burglaries.

Property Crimes Sgt. Sean Scanlan said Francisco Reyes, 36, has admitted stealing the wheels and tires of at least three Hondas and the break-ins of more than a dozen vehicles in the past two months in Stamford.

Scanlan said Reyes admitted to stealing rims and tires off Hondas on Hope Street and Glenbrook Road. Scanlan said Reyes admitted to going into the parking garage at Glenview House apartment complex and breaking into seven cars and stealing the tires off another Honda.

Scanlan said Reyes also admitted breaking into eight more cars in an apartment complex on East Main Street. Scanlan said Reyes told investigators he was looking for the wrench keys to remove lug nuts to steal more wheels and tires.

Scanlan said he and investigator Richard Vetter plan to apply for warrants for Reyes’ arrest for the Stamford crimes.

Reyes was picked up by U.S. Marshals car burglaries in Norwalk, where he has been charged with 10 counts of third-degree larceny, nine counts of third-degree burglary, three counts of first-degree criminal mischief, five counts of second-degree criminal mischief and three counts of failing to appear. His court appearance bonds totaled more than $270,000.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com

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