Cops: Port Jefferson painter accused of stealing items from a home

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

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.

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