Westport construction site burglar arrested

WESTPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — A Bridgeport man has been arrested for allegedly burglarizing and stealing copper from construction sites in Westport.

According to officials, 49 year-old Richard Jaiman was taken into police custody on Wednesday.

Investigators linked Jaiman to a burglary of a house under construction on Saugatuck Ave on Jan. 28. The site manager reported large sheets of copper stolen from the site, police said.

Further investigation revealed that Jaiman was possibly connected to a burglary in the area of North Avenue and Placid Lake Lane. It happened on Feb. 2.

Detectives then contacted construction site managers in that area and learned of even more copper stolen from Placid Lake Lane, according to police.

Police say receipts from an area scrap metal dealer also showed Jaiman sold types and quantities of metals that matched those there were stolen from both the construction sites.

Jaiman now faces numerous charges for both burglaries. He’s being held on a total of $75,000 bond.

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