Burglar, 72, Found on Pharmacy Roof: Cops

A 72-year-old burglar is behind bars after officers interrupted a break-in at a New Haven pharmacy and found him lying on the roof, according to police.

Police said a burglar alarm called them to Visell's Pharmacy at 714 Dixwell Avenue just before 2 a.m. Wednesday.

When they arrived to hear footsteps overhead, officers surrounded the building and climbed an exterior staircase to check the area. There they found James Harding, 72, lying down next to a second-story window he had pried open. Police said Harding had also removed the security bars.

The pharmacy owner arrived and told police nothing seemed to be missing but that it was clear someone had rifled through his office.

Harding was arrested and charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief.

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