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Connecticut State Police arrest New Britain man suspected of Andover post office burglary

September 2, 2022


ANDOVER — Police have arrested a suspect in the January burglary of a United States post office.

Erick Gomez Rodriguez, 35, of New Britain, has been charged with third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, third-degree larceny and Class A felony conspiracy. Bond was set at $50,000. Gomez Rodriguez was transported to state Superior Court in Vernon for arraignment.

Connecticut State Police Trooper Gunnar Weglarz, of Colchester’s Troop K, was called to the post office at 5:38 a.m. Jan. 23 and discovered evidence that the establishment had been burglarized, including an “unsecured” front door and damage to the wall in the vicinity of the mail drop slot, according to a Feb. 3 affidavit. Investigators determined the person or people responsible had stolen mail from the post office.

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