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Burglar Nabbed Through Pawn Shop Video, Westport Police Say

Sherman Miles
Sherman Miles Photo Credit: Westport Police Department

WESTPORT, Conn. — A New Haven man faces burglary charges after he was caught on tape pawning items he stole from a Westport home in October, police said Monday.

Police said Sherman Miles, 58, of Barns Avenue, smashed a window of the Main Street home and stole $4,0000 in electronics and jewelry during the daytime theft.

A detective following up with area pawn shops discovered Miles sold the items the very next day at a Stratford shop, police said. He was positively identified by the surveillance video and by identification he gave at the time of the sale, police said.

On Aug. 2, the detective saw Miles walking toward the homeless shelter on Jesup Road and arrested him on a warrant.

He was charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny, police said. He was held on $175,000 and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 12, police said.

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