The Bethel Police Department has announced the arrest of a man with possible connections to a string of burglaries in the Bethel area.


Robert Gilbert, 33, was arrested by Bethel police Wednesday at his home after an investigation into reports of an attempted break-in of coin-operated machines at the AVCP Apartments laundry room. A search warrant was issued for Gilbert’s residence, a release from Bethel police says.


Gilbert was charged with second-degree burglary, a felony offense, and third-degree criminal mischief.


According to Lt. Joe Corbett with the Bethel police, Gilbert is also considered a suspect in recent home invasions and burglaries in the area. Corbett would not release information into the connection between the cases, but Gilbert is currently facing similar charges in two other open investigations.