Police: Man posed as Home Depot employee to steal air conditioners in N.H.

PLAISTOW, N.H.(WHDH) — A Haverhill man wearing an orange Home Depot apron posed as an employee and stole air conditioners from a store in New Hampshire over the weekend, authorities said.

Bernardo Calana, 53, is accused of stealing air conditioners from the Home Depot in Plaistow and loading the units into a truck on Saturday at around 9 a.m.

Police said Calana fled the scene when he suspected employees were onto him. Hours later, police said he returned to the store and was arrested.

Police said when Calana returned, they found a store apron in his pocket that had the name “Shannon” written on it and flowers drawn on it. Police said Calana denied having any knowledge of the air conditioners but Home Depot management noticed the name on the apron did not match that of any worker at in the store.

Calana was arrested and later released on $500 bail. He is slated to appear in court on July 7.

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