Police in East Haven spent five years investigating a purse snatching and have arrested a local man based on DNA from a sweatshirt.
Kenneth Romans, 42, of East Haven, is accused of a violent purse snatching on Main Street just after 7 p.m. on Sept. 15, 2006 that left a middle age woman suffering from serious facial injuries, police said.
As police began searching for the purse snatcher, they found the woman’s purse and a man’s sweatshirt.
Police arrested Romans at his house on March 23 at 6:04 p.m.
He was charged with second-degree larceny, first-degree robbery and first-degree assault.
He is being held on a court ordered $200,000.00 bond.