Police have charged a man with stealing $10,000 worth of cigarettes from a store in Worcester and with breaking into parked vehicles in Waterbury.
Thomas Farnsworth, 46, of Williamstown faces a laundry list of criminal charges, including two counts of burglary, two counts of grand larceny, three counts of unlawful mischief, two counts of violating conditions of release, possession of burglar tools, possession of stolen property and making false reports to police.
At 6 a.m. Saturday, a break-in was reported at LBJ’s Grocery in Worcester. A burglar had forced his way into the store and stolen about $10,000 worth cigarettes.
Police said they matched a shoe print at the scene to a sneaker worn by Farnsworth, and on Sunday, they received a search warrant for two vehicles he owned.
Police said they found 72 cartons of cigarettes and property from two vehicles that were broken into at the Waterbury Park and Ride on Lincoln Street in early June, as well as items from another burglary in Washington.
Police arrested Farnsworth on Sunday, and he was held at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in South Burlington for lack of $10,000 bail.