NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) – A teen wanted for murder in New London was arrested in Massachusetts early Tuesday morning for allegedly breaking into several homes and cars.
Halifax police say that at around 3:30 a.m., officers arrested 18-year-old Jamir Johnson, who is suspected in several house break-ins, as well as 54 car break-ins that have been happening in the town over the past few weeks.
During the arrest, Halifax officers found that Johnson has an arrest warrant from New London for a December 9th, 2017 murder, along with possession of a pistol without a permit and unlawful discharge of a firearm charges.
Halifax police say while conducting surveillance, Johnson was seen riding a bicycle through a neighborhood wearing clothes similar to those seen on a surveillance video from one of his victim’s homes, including rubber gloves.
After a short foot chase, Johnson was taken into custody and charged with breaking and entering, possession of burglarious tools, failure to identify, resisting arrest, receiving stolen property and fugitive from justice.
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Johnson will be arraigned in Plymouth, Massachusetts for the Halifax charges and held on the Connecticut murder charge.