PORT JEFFERSON - Police say a Port Jefferson man who claims to paint houses may have been stealing from them instead.
Arlindo DaCruz is accused of stealing jewelry Wednesday from a home in Head of the Harbor.
According to police, when they searched his van they recovered a "large quantity" of stolen items.
DaCruz claims to paint houses for F&M Custom Painting Service and Long Island Finest Painting Service.
Police say they want to talk to anyone who received flyers for these companies.