Brazen Burglary Suspect Entered Home With Resident and Contractor Inside: Police

Hamden Police say a man tried to burglarize a home while a teen resident was home and a contractor was working inside.

Police said the suspect, identified as 42 Calvin Armstrong III, entered a home on Adla Drive through a kitchen door around 1 p.m., walked by a 17-year-old resident and headed to an upstairs bedroom.

The teen followed Armstrong and found him rummaging through dresser drawers, according to police. When the teen told him to leave, Armstrong threatened to punch him in the face, then took off toward Howard Drive.

The teen and a contractor that was also in the home at the time said they initially thought Armstrong was a contractor there to repair the television.

Officers found Armstrong walking on the sidewalk nearby and took him into custody. He was charged with burglary, threatening and interfering with a police officer. He was held in lieu of a $5,000 bond and is due in Meriden Superior Court on October 23.

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