DNA Leads Police to South Windsor Home Burglary Suspect

A man suspected of breaking into a South Windsor condo has been arrested after police tracked him down through DNA, police said.

Robert M. Cummings, 50, of East Hartford, is suspected of breaking into the Twin Circle Drive condominiums on Sunday, Sept. 13.

A resident had just arrived home around 1 a.m., opened her door, found a tall, thin man, dressed in all black, standing in her kitchen with a gun in his hand, so she ran and called 911, police said.

Officers brought in a canine unit and searched for the intruder, but did not find anyone, but evidence provided DNA, which was a match to Cummings.

Police arrested Cummings Thursday on a warrant. He was being held at a correctional facility on other charges and has been charged with burglary in the first degree while armed with a deadly weapon, larceny in the sixth degree, criminal possession of a revolver and carrying a pistol or revolver without a permit.

He was held at the court on $250,000.00 surety bond and was arraigned later Thursday morning.

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