Man accused of breaking into several businesses in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — The New Bedford Police Department said a man was arrested in connection to a series of break-ins committed over the past month.

According to officials, Dominick Ferreira, 23, was arrested on Tuesday after being spotted in the city’s south end by two officers on patrol.

Ferreira was arrested on multiple charges including breaking and entering into a building at night to commit a felony, destruction of property, and larceny from a building.

Ferreira was previously arrested after an alarm activation at a Honey Dew Donuts on Rt. 18. During that break-in, police said he could be seen entering the business through the drive-through window and was arrested after a short foot pursuit.

Court documents state Ferreira is now accused of the following:

  • Breaking into Calo-Rita’s Cove Road restaurant on May 20, and again on May 22
  • Breaking into Churrascaria Novo Mundo on May 23
  • Breaking into CBG Automotive on May 29

Ferreira was also charged with unarmed robbery and assault and battery after an incident in New Bedford’s south end on May 22, during which officials said Ferreira took cash from a victim’s hand and punched them repeatedly in the face before fleeing the scene.

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