Burglars Hid Under Bed, In Closet During Hamden Home Invasion: Police

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    Hamden police have arrested three teenagers connected to a home invasion that happened Wednesday afternoon, police said.

    Lamont Keys, 19, Rashid Whitley, 19, and a 16-year-old, all New Haven residents, are facing multiple burglary and home invasion charges.

    Police responded to a home on Dest Drive after a caller told police that three people broke into her house at about 2 p.m. and were still inside in a bedroom downstairs.

    A first floor window was open when police arrived and officers saw "a figure" run down a hallway, police said. Police had to force entry to get inside and found two people hiding in the bedroom closet and another individual under the bed, according to police.

    Police charged Keys, Whitley and the 16-year-old with first-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit first-degree burglary, home invasion, conspiracy to commit home invasion and possession of burglary tools. Police did not release the 16-year-old's identity because of the person's age.

    Keys and Whitley  were held in police custody on a $100,000 bond and are scheduled to appear in court in Meriden on Sept. 10. The 16-year-old is scheduled to appear in New Haven Juvenile Court on Sept. 10.

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