An Fairfield Police investigation into a home burglary has led to the arrest of a convicted felon and the recovery of $4,000 worth of jewelry.
The suspect, who police identified as Francisco Garcia, 32, of Bridgeport, was arrested at 10 a.m. on March 8 on charges of third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny.
Garcia, who police said is known to ride a bicycle around the Brooklawn area looking for odd jobs, was also arrested on Feb. 15 in relation to two other home burglaries — one on Brookview Avenue on Oct. 22, and another on Woodside Circle on Nov. 2.
The most recent charges stem from a burglary of a Park Drive residence, which was reported on Nov. 14, 2012. Investigation by police revealed that Garcia had allegedly entered the home on two separate occasions — once in May and then again in November.
Jewelry was stolen from the house, police said. During the investigation, police recovered the items, valued at $4,000, from two pawn shops in Bridgeport, according to the report.
"It was a good investigation by detectives," Fairfield Police Sgt. Suzanne Lussier said.
Garcia was released on a promise to appear in court on March 8 (he was there when he was arrested, police said). His next scheduled court date is April 12, according to the state Judicial Branch website.