Westport Police arrest suspect in summer burglary

A Westport Police Department patrol car has an Autism Awareness Door with an Autism puzzle piece logo, for Autism Awareness Month, which is the month of April.

A Westport Police Department patrol car has an Autism Awareness Door with an Autism puzzle piece logo, for Autism Awareness Month, which is the month of April.

WESTPORT — Police have arrested a Bridgeport man they say was involved with a burglary reported in town this summer.

Westport police went to a residence around 3 p.m. on July 7 for a reported burglary. The homeowner told officers a bike and some jewelry was stolen, police said.

The detective assigned to the case, worked with a neighboring community that had also experienced a burglary. As evidence was developed, Robert Milton, 70, was named the suspect. Based on the investigation as well as obtaining additional evidence toward Milton, a warrant for Milton’s arrest was completed and signed by a Superior Court Judge, police said.

Westport police arrested Milton on Oct. 21.

Per the warrant, he was charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny. Police said Milton was held on a $10,000 bond and was arraigned later that same morning at Stamford Superior Court.