Bridgeport man charged with car burglaries in 8 Connecticut towns

Jimmie Bennett (Photo: Milford police)

MILFORD, Conn (WTNH) — Milford Police took custody of a Bridgeport man on Monday night in connection with car burglaries in eight Connecticut towns.

Jimmie Bennett, 48 of Bridgeport, was named as a suspect in a rash of motor vehicle burglaries that had been taking place in Milford since January. Police Investigation revealed that these incidents occurred during the evening hours, and usually at commercial business parking lots.

Milford and Shelton police investigators collaborated to monitor Bennett’s activity. On May 27th, Bennett was observed committing a vehicle burglary in Stratford. Police followed him to a storage facility in Bridgeport, where he was storing his stolen goods.

Police raided the facility the next day, where they found approximately $175,000 – $200,000 worth of stolen merchandise. A majority of the stolen property recovered has been identified as being reported stolen from eight different towns or cities in Connecticut (Milford, Shelton, Stratford, Orange, Branford, Norwalk, Wallingford, and North Haven).

Bennett was arrested on six separate felony arrest warrants for incidents occurring in Milford. He is facing multiple counts of burglary, larceny, and criminal mischief charges.

Bennett is being held on $150,000 bond. Other law enforcement agencies are continuing with their investigations, attempting to identify the owners of over 100 items recovered by police.

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