PORTLAND — The man Portland police charged with breaking into Coastal Trading and Pawn on St. John Street was free on bail after being charged with burglarizing Springer’s Jewelers at 580 Congress St. last winter.

Portland police have charged Donald Alfreds, 25, of Portland with burglary, theft and criminal mischief in connection with a break-in early Monday morning at Coastal Trading and Pawn shop at Union Station Plaza on St. John Street.

Police said there were some similarities between the burglaries. Alfreds was free on bail after being charged with the jewelry store break-in.

Working with Auburn police, Portland police Wednesday recovered some items from the pawn shop burglary which helped them confirm Alfreds was a suspect.

After conducting surveillance at his house on Presumpscot Street, police arrested him and executed a search warrant. None of the stolen goods were recovered in a search of the house, police said.

Alfreds appears in a security video that Portland police released Wednesday. Police say he is the man wearing the red shirt in the video.

The other suspect in the video is still at large. Anyone with information is asked to call Portland police at 874-8533.


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