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Pair Arrested After Police Said They Broke Into Home With Teen Inside

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North Haven police arrested two men they say broke into two homes, one with a teen inside on the phone to officers.

Police said  at approximately 1:20 p.m. Thursday,  two people tried to force their way into a Hartford Turnpike home.  At the time, a 13-year-old child hid in the attic while calling the police.

The suspects fled the house and tried to break into a second home.  Police said they pair walked to the rear of an unoccupied nearby home on Hartford Turnpike and cut a first floor window screen, attempted to lift the glass window, but found it locked.  The two then walked up outside stairs leading to a wooden deck and pried open a screen door but could not force their way inside.

As police searched the neighborhood, the pair was seen attempting to break-into a third home by forcing open a rear window.   Police detained them and the original witness identified the suspects. The suspects were also tracked by a police canine, Zeus, who tracked the suspects through the area.

Andrew Vermiglio, 23, and Devin Cruz, 18, were each charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Burglary Second Degree, Two counts of Criminal Attempt to Commit Burglary Third Degree, Conspiracy, and Risk of Injury to a Minor.

They were held on a $25,000 bond, and arraigned in Meriden Superior Court.



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