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Westport Police: Stratford Man Broke Into Multiple Cars, Stole Credit Cards

Reynaldo Canales
Reynaldo Canales Photo Credit: Westport Police Department

WESTPORT, Conn. -- A Stratford man was arrested on multiple burglary charges after police said he broke into cars in Westport and stole credit cards.

In the early morning hours of Nov. 3, 2016, Westport Police were dispatched to the beach area on a report of multiple burglaries and thefts from cars. One Soundview Drive resident reported that her debit cards and license were stolen from her car during the overnight hours. Her debit cards were later used at service stations in Fairfield and Stratford, police said.

The cards were later located, along with her license and items stolen from another Westport car, in the area of Paradise Green in Stratford. Police said that surveillance video from one of the fraudulent credit card transactions showed a suspect, later identified as 23-year-old Reynaldo Canales of Stratford, operating his girlfriend's car.

Police said that Canales's accomplice, 20-year-old Joseph Finnegan of Stratford, was previously arrested on July 13, 2017 for his involvement.

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Westport Police applied for six arrest warrants for Canales for motor vehicle burglaries, and he was arrested at Norwalk court on Thursday, Oct. 26. He was charged with nine counts of third-degree burglary from a motor vehicle, four counts of sixth-degree larceny, one count of fourth-degree larceny, credit card theft and illegal use of credit card. He was held on a $60,000 bond and arraigned Thursday morning.

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