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Firearms seized from home in Bridgeport

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The following photo of William Rodriguez was provided by the Bridgeport Police Department. The following photo of William Rodriguez was provided by the Bridgeport Police Department.
BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) -

A former maintenance worker is accused of stealing items from his former Bridgeport company that markets high-end coins, jewelry and watches.

According to police, William Rodriguez, 50, was observed stealing from Asset Marketing.

The company suspended and terminated Rodriguez, but during his unemployment benefits hearing, he threatened his boss and co-workers.

Police also said that Rodriguez offered to sell a shotgun to a coworker. Rodriguez, who is a convicted felon, is not allowed to own firearms.

Rodriguez was arrested at his home on Barnum Avenue early Wednesday morning and two counts of third-degree burglary and sixth-degree larceny as well as first-degree threatening and criminal possession of a firearm.

Police were able to seize a 12 ga. shotgun and 308 cal. high powered rifle from Rodriguez's home.

He is being held on a $70,000 bond.

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