PITTSFIELD -- A Pittsfield man has been sentenced to up to four years in prison for breaking into two local businesses last year.

Miguel Olavarria, 41, broke into the Lucia's Latin Kitchen twice in August. Nothing was reported stolen the first time, but $80 was found missing in tip money and change after the second incident, according to Berkshire Assistant District Attorney Joseph Yorlano.

Yorlano said that Olavarria told the owner of the establishment that a former employer broke in over money she said was owed to her.

Olavarria was arrested after breaking into the Berkshire International Market in September and taking various items.

He pleaded guilty on Thursday in Berkshire Superior Court and was sentenced by Judge John Agostini to serve 2 1/2 to 4 years in prison.

Olavarria will receive credit of 177 days for time served.

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