Police Arrest Man Accused of Stealing Christmas Gifts from Hebron Home

Home surveillance footage from Dec. 11, 2018, shows a suspect come through the back door of a Senate Brook Drive home and steal packages and jewelry

Connecticut State Police have arrested the suspected mystery “Grinch” who swiped gifts from a family in December 2018.

Police have identified the suspect as 33-year-old Clarence Braun III. Investigators say Braun was caught on a Hebron family’s home camera coming through the back door holding Christmas presents, still in shipping boxes.

On December 11, homeowner Maria McKeon saw notifications on her phone through a camera system that someone had been in her Senate Brook Drive home, stealing. The suspect, in the video, knocks on the back door and rings the doorbell before entering. The incident has been tagged as the ultimate “BAH HUMBUG.”

Police say Braun also stole jewelry, family heirlooms, and macaroni bracelets McKeon’s children made when they were little.

Troop K troopers identified Braun with tips and charged him with burglary and larceny.

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