Cops: Man caught on camera stealing from employer
A former Meinke Discount Muffler employee was charged with two counts of third-degree burglary and one count of fifth-degree larceny in connection with two incidents at the Kings Highway East business last December.
Robert Barker, 43, of Osmond Street, East Haven, was arrested on a warrant Tuesday morning.
Surveillance video from the business showed Barker using a pry bar to open the cash register and take $160 after he entered the closed business Dec. 9 using a key, police said. A second video from Dec. 3 showed Barker taking $500 from the business, police said. The report indicated Barker promised to make restitution, and when he did not, a warrant for his arrest was issued.
He was held on a $5,000 and is scheduled to appear March 13 in Bridgeport Superior Court.