STRATFORD — A local real estate agent is a suspect in a number of burglaries of homes to which he had access, police confirmed Tuesday.
John Rose Jr., 49, who works for the William Raveis agency, was arrested Christmas Eve after police said he was caught burglarizing a home on Lordship Road along with a friend who is a hairdresser.
Rose and Raymond Feliciano Jr., 47, of New Britain, were each charged with third-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary and possession of burglar tools.
They were released after each posted $10,000 bond.
Police said that on Christmas Eve they received calls from neighbors on Lordship Road reporting two men carrying large sacks from the home of a man who had recently died.
Officers said they arrived at the address just as Rose and Feliciano were about to drive away. Inside their, car police said they, found numerous antique items including dolls and picture frames that had been taken from the home. Police said they also found a bag containing screwdrivers and pry bars.
Police said they are investigating a number of other burglaries in town of homes Rose would have had access to through his job.