Copper pipes, radiators ripped from home


BRISTOl, Conn. (WTNH) — One person is in custody and Bristol police are looking for a second person after thieves tried to steal copper pipes and radiators from an unoccupied home.

Police were called to Union Street around 8:45 this morning by a neighbor who said two men were breaking into an empty home. When officers arrived the two burglars took off running, but one was caught after a short chase.

They caused $20,000 to $25,000 damage to the house, police said.

“All the copper piping was cut and stacked in a room on the first floor,” Lt. Mark Moskowitz said in a news release. “All the radiators were also removed and stacked in a room for removal by the suspects.”

Carlos Rivera, 39, of Bristol, faces multiple charges including burglary and attempted larceny. He’s held on $50,000 bond and is expected to be arraigned in court on Tuesday.

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