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Salem police say thief returned to get stolen TV’s remote

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Police say a Salem man has been arrested after he came looking for the remote control for a neighbor’s stolen television. The Salem News reported that Miguel Suarez faces charges including receiving stolen property and malicious destruction of property. Police say the television set was stolen Friday after its owner told Suarez that she would be out. But they said Suarez barged into the apartment Sunday to search for the remote. When his neighbor told him the thieves took it, Suarez allegedly said, ‘‘No, they didn’t.’’ Suarez briefly ran into his bedroom when police visited Monday, they said. Police later found the damaged TV outside, after it apparently was tossed out of Suarez’s sixth floor window. Suarez’s attorney said he denies the allegations and pleaded not guilty at his arraignment.

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