Tiverton Police arrested a 29-year-old local man after he allegedly stole thousands from his employer in equipment and scrap metal.
Edward Duarte Abrantes Jr., 29, was arrested on Sept. 25 at 12:23 p.m. and charged with breaking and entering. According to police reports Abrantes allegedly broke into a storage unit while his employer, at Manchester Seafood, was fishing.
According to the complainant a large amount of the metal was scrapped over the past 18 months. The metal and equipment was estimated to cost several thousand dollars.
According to reports, Abrantes would go to the Manchester Seafood storage unit on Main Road, break the lock and steal items out of unit. The business owner went to local scrap yard and was able to identify several pieces of his equipment and metal that was taken from his business.
A surveillance camera allegedly caught Abrantes scrapping the materials red handed.
Abrantes allegedly admitted to committing the thefts. Based on that he was charged, held and arraigned the next day in district court where he was released on $1,000 surety bail.
All arrest information was given by the Tiverton Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.