FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- A 32-year-old Bridgeport man is facing a slew of charges after burglarizing a house in Fairfield in broad daylight while the elderly resident was at home, police said.
Officers arrested Pedro Angel Bruno, of Pembroke Street, in the late afternoon Wednesday, after he burglarized a home on Warwick Avenue in Fairfield and tried to get away with about $500 in stolen items, according to police said.
At 3:48 p.m., Bruno gained access to the occupied home by breaking a window pane in the basement, police said. He then rummaged through a bedroom and took jewelry boxes, a wallet, a small amount of cash and a set of keys containing both house and car keys, police said.
The 82-year-old homeowner said he saw a man wearing a hoodie in his home, at which point Bruno turned around, pointed what appeared to be a firearm at the man, and said, “don’t move,” police said.
The homeowner told yelled to his 46-year-old daughter on the second floor to call the police, causing Bruno to flee, police said.
Officers reported spotting a man on Benedict Avenue who fit the description of the suspect, police said. On the same street, according to the police report, the belongings missing form the home were found on a front lawn, as well as a wool cap, a black metal gun-style lighter and a left-hand EMS glove, which the homeowner told police were not his.
Upon searching the suspect, officers found a right-hand EMS glove, police said, and a set of car keys.
One officer pressed the key fob, which illuminated a Honda Element parked on Warwick Avenue, police said. Further investigation discovered the license plates did not belong to the Element, and the VIN showed the vehicle had been reported stolen in Stratford on Dec. 25, according to the police report.
Fairfield Police charged Bruno with sixth-degree larceny, home invasion, second-degree burglary, second-degree burglary with a firearm, third-degree larceny, first-degree robbery and second-degree threatening. Bruno was held on $250,000 bond and is due in court Jan. 16.
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