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CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE): Cranston Police arrested John Sarandrea, 50, for breaking and entering while a young girl was home. 

On October 9, Police responded to a home on Greene Avenue for a break-in. The juvenile female was able to run out of the house to a safe location while the suspect went through the home, according to police.

The suspect fled the home before police got there, but police say they were able to track down Sarandrea from surveillance footage. 

Several items were stolen from the break-in, including jewelry. 

Sarandrea has a long criminal history and has been arrested in other communities for breaking and entering, according to police. 

“Today surveillance cameras are playing a vital role in assisting law enforcement and the cooperation with the community in sharing their footage with us has been critical in many cases to include this case, by making identifications and providing key evidence in the prosecution of criminal activity," said Major Todd
Patalano.

Anyone who had any contact with Sarandrea during this time frame of October 9th through October 10th or possesses any information is asked to contact the Cranston Police Detective Division at 401-942-2211.

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