Car burglar arrested by New Bedford Police

New Bedford Police
This is a file photo of a New Bedford police cruiser. (WLNE)

NEW BEDFORD, MASS. (WLNE)- New Bedford Police responded to a car break-in on Monday.

The suspect shattered a window and stole a bank card, which they then used at two local pharmacies.

After reviewing video of the incident, one officer was able to share a description of the suspect via radio and continued to patrol the area.

An officer found the suspect exiting a local business close by.

The suspect was identified as 31-year-old Brandon Pierce.

The victim’s bank card was found in Pierce’s possession.

Pierce was charged with the following:

  • Breaking into a vehicle in order to commit a felony
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Possession of and use of a stolen credit card

Pierce had previous convictions in New Bedford was found to have an active warrant for his arrest, regarding a case in October during which a check, which had been stolen from a motor vehicle, was forged, and uttered at a bank.

Following the arraignment, he is being held at the house of correction.

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