New Britain man charged in Southington burglary spree

Published on Wednesday, 13 June 2018 17:07
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

@muszynskiBP

SOUTHINGTON - A New Britain man has been accused of committing a burglary spree in Southington over the winter.

Angel Mercado, 35, allegedly burglarized five Southington homes at the end of January, according to the arrest warrants in the cases. He allegedly stole about $7,000 worth of goods and used a number of credit cards that were stolen, the warrants continued.

Mercado faces two counts of second-degree burglary and illegal use of a credit card, three counts each of third-degree burglary and fourth-degree larceny, one count each of third- and fifth-degree larceny and a number of other charges related to the thefts.

According to the warrants, all five burglaries occurred at homes in the area of West Street, Juniper Road and Ridgewood Road. Some of them happened while the residents were inside their home.

About $7,000 worth of property was reported stolen during the break-ins, including electronics, ammunition, an air pistol and tools. Additionally, multiple victims said their credit or debit cards were taken.

According to the warrant, Mercado was seen on video surveillance at an area merchant using some of the credit cards stolen during the burglaries. He is being held on $250,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on July 16.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.



Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain, Southington Herald on Wednesday, 13 June 2018 17:07. Updated: Wednesday, 13 June 2018 17:10.