Former newspaper delivery man charged with thefts

A former newspaper delivery man for the Connecticut Post, Giovanni Feliciano, 27, of West Avenue, Bridgeport, has been charged with a series of thefts along his route earlier this year.

Feliciano stole a set of golf clubs, worth $500, from a driveway on Matilda Place on April 8, along with a iPod from an unlocked car, police said.

Police also believe he took two sets of golf clubs, valued at $2,500, from a Round Hill Road home on April 11, and $3,685 worth of guitars, amplifiers, speakers and a Dell computer from a Cranston Street home on April 19.

Feliciano stopped reporting for work in late June, according to Post officials, and has had no contact with the company since then.

Police began what they say was a lengthy investigation, which included visiting pawn shops in the area, and eventually located the golf clubs stolen from Matilda Place. On April 25, they executed a search warrant at a Sixth Street address in Bridgeport, based on information received from the pawn shop. There, they said they recovered the Dell computer stolen from Cranston Street.

Feliciano consented to a search of his car, police said, where they said they found a GPS unit that had been stolen, but not reported, by a Francis Street resident.

Police said there was a "direct correlation" between where the thefts occurred and Feliciano's newspaper delivery route.

He was arrested Saturday on a warrant at the Bridgeport Police Department and charged with sixth-degree larceny, fifth-degree larceny, and two counts each of third-degree larceny and third-degree burglary.

He was held on bonds totaling $65,000 and is scheduled to appear Aug. 27 in Bridgeport Superior Court.