WESTPORT - A Westport man is charged with larceny after police say he stole items from his employer’s home while he was out of town.

Police said Michael Devoe, 38, of Westport, was charged with first-degree larceny.

Police responded to a business in the 400 block of Post Road East at 6:45 p.m. on July 16 on a report of a larceny. The victim that reported the larceny said they believed it was committed by an employee, police said.

Earlier that day, police said Devoe reported a vehicle — registered in his employer’s name — had been stolen from the location on Post Road East. Shortly after, Devoe told police that the vehicle was found in Bridgeport and that friends took it as a joke.

The victim was out of town when the incident occurred, police said. And they said Devoe had permission to drive the vehicle in question.

But the victim didn’t trust the explanation Devoe gave about his vehicle being stolen, police said. So when he arrived back in Westport, the victim said he checked his home and the business on Post Road East to be sure nothing was missing.

Police said the victim found that two watches, with a combined vale of about $35,000, and some woman’s jewelry was stolen. Devoe later admitted he stole those items, police said.

Devoe was held on a $25,000 bond, police said. Court records show Devoe was not released from custody and is set to appear in court in Norwalk on August 7.