Westport cops: Bridgeport man stole $6,000 worth of eyeglass frames

February 26, 2019 GMT

WESTPORT - A Bridgeport man has been arrested in connection with the theft of 12 pairs of eyeglass frames, valued at more than $6,000.

Jorge Velez, 34, was arrested on a warrant last week charging him with third-degree larceny.

Police said the theft happened on July 3 last year when store security cameras captured images of the suspect.

“The images were posted on the Westport Police Department social media pages asking the public to assist in identifying the suspect,” Lt. Jullian Cabana said in a release.

“Investigators later received a phone call identifying the suspect as Jorge Velez of Bridgeport. Velez’s license photo was compared to the suspect pictured in store surveillance and was determined to be the same person. An arrest warrant application was submitted and later approved.”


On Feb. 19, the New Haven Police Department contacted Westport police and advised Velez was being detained on the active warrant.

Westport officers traveled to New Haven where Velez was arrested and brought back to Westport Police headquarters where he held in lieu of $30,000 bond.