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Burglary Suspect Escapes Police Custody

A suspect in a burglary escaped Bridgeport police custody on Wednesday morning and is at large. (Published Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015)

A burglary suspect who escaped Bridgeport police custody on Wednesday morning has been found, police said on Friday.

Nelson Vega, 29, of Stratford, was arrested on burglary charges at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, but escaped as police were transporting him from the Bridgeport Police Department to the courthouse at Golden Street Hill for his arraignment, police said.

Bridgeport police said he turned himself in after officers visited places he has lives and told family and friends they would not stop looking for him until he was back in custody.

He has been charged with escape from custody in additional to previous burglary charge.

Bond was set at $250,000.

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