Springfield man arrested in connection with Amherst pizza shop break-in

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Staff Writer
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

AMHERST — A Springfield man was arrested Jan. 18 on a warrant for his alleged role in the break-in of an Amherst pizza shop last weekend, according to Amherst Police.

Miguel Alicea, 43, was arrested at 12:50 p.m. in Springfield on a warrant, which charges him with breaking and entering during the nighttime to commit a felony, larceny over $250 and malicious destruction of property over $250, following an incident at Athena’s Pizza, 65 University Drive, Detective Lt. William Menard said.

The warrant was issued from Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown following an investigation by multiple departments into the break-in, which was reported at 9:15 a.m. Sunday by management at the restaurant.

An unspecified amount of money was stolen from the business, sometime after it had closed for business the previous night, according to police.

Menard said the matter remains under investigation.

Scott Merzbach can be reached at smerzbach@gazettenet.com.