Former cable tech caught stealing from homes

Cory Reul

By Jennifer Petracca

A New Bedford man was arrested Tuesday morning in Dartmouth after using his position as a cable worker to steal from homes, according to police.

On May 15th, 26-year-old Cory Reul, an employee of TriWire, a Comcast-Infinity subcontractor, made a service call at a home on Winsor Street in New Bedford. That day the homeowners reported to police that gold jewelry was missing from the home.

Police searched a pawn shop database and found that Reul had sold the jewelry at a North End business. A warrant was issued for one count of larceny exceeding $250 for stealing jewelry and one count of larceny by false pretences for pawning the jewelry.

On June 1st, Reul entered a home on Caswell Street while he was no longer an employee of TriWire, claiming he was there to check a cable box. That’s when police say Reul stole a wallet from the bedroom before fleeing on foot.

A warrant was then issued for entering a dwelling under false pretenses with intent to commit a felony.

Reul was arrested Tuesday morning at a motel in Dartmouth and arraigned in New Bedford District Court.

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