Hamden Police Department
Leeander Brown of Bridgeport was arrested after allegedly breaking into the home on a disabled Hamden resident and stealing her purse.
A man was arrested in Hamden today after allegedly breaking into the home of a 60-year-old disabled woman and stealing her purse while she watched from her wheelchair.
Leeander Brown, 46, of Chestnut Street in Bridgeport, reportedly entered a home on Whitney Avenue through the back door and made off with the resident’s purse, police said.
The resident, who was home at the time, is confined to a wheelchair, according to police.
Brown fled on foot and was found walking southbound on Whitney Avenue, carrying the purse, police said.
He was arrested and charged with third-degree burglary and sixth-degree larceny.
Brown is being held on a $10,000 bond and is due in court in Meriden on Sept. 3.