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West Hartford Police Charge 3 Men in Overnight Car Burglaries

From left: Damian Brito, Angel Cabrera, Marcus Gonzalez. Photos courtesy of West Hartford Police

Three Hartford men were arrested by West Hartford Police early Wednesday morning and charged with burglarizing multiple cars.

From left: Damian Brito, Angel Cabrera, Marcus Gonzalez. Photos courtesy of West Hartford Police

From left: Damian Brito, Angel Cabrera, Marcus Gonzalez. Photos courtesy of West Hartford Police

By Ronni Newton

West Hartford Police have apprehended three men suspected of burglary thanks to a call from a resident reporting suspicious activity.

According to police, a resident at 63 Walbridge Rd. called police to report three males walking through the yard at approximately 2:21 a.m.

When police responded they located three men in the vicinity, one of whom was wearing blue latex gloves. Police searched the suspects and found property stolen from several vehicles in the Walbridge Road area, as well as latex gloves and burglary tools.

Police arrested Damian Brito, 28, Angel Cabrera, 22, and Marcus Gonzalez, 18, all of Hartford. All three were charged with third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, trespassing, and sixth-degree larceny.

Police said only an iPod could be traced directly to a particular vehicle, but the suspects were also in possession of a key to an unidentified Acura. They also admitted to stealing loose changed from other vehicles.

The three suspects had been spotted earlier in the area of Boulevard and South Highland Street, but fled from police.

“West Hartford and the region continue to experience vehicle burglaries and auto thefts, quite often involving unlocked vehicles,” Lt. Eric Rocheleau said in an email Wednesday morning.

Rocheleau said that this is the third time in less than a week that burglary suspects have been apprehended based on a call from a resident. West Hartford Police continue to encourage reporting of all suspicious activity, he said.

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