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East Hartford Police Arrest ‘Prolific’ Burglary Suspect

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Robert Taylor (East Hartford Police photo)

Robert Taylor (East Hartford Police photo)

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East Hartford Police are confident they have put an end to a string of burglaries which have plagued the southwest part of town.

Officers have arrested Robert Taylor, 30, of East Hartford in connection with a December 29 burglary at the CVS Pharmacy at 16 Main Street, but authorities say they’ve solidly linked him to no fewer than ten burglaries in East Hartford Alone.

Investigators call Taylor a “prolific” burglar who’s suspected in dozens of similar crimes around Connecticut and in other states, said authorities. Among his favorite techniques is entering a business when it is open, hiding, waiting until it is closed, and stealing items, said police.

For now, Taylor faces third-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief, and sixth-degree larceny charges in connection with the CVS heist, but police say they fully expect to lodge additional charges against the Oregon native, who also faces charges in that state.

Taylor was arrested at the Madison Motor Inn on Main Street in East Hartford and was held on $250,000 bond pending arraignment Thursday in Manchester Superior Court.

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