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Police: Danbury man admits to several crimes

March 2, 2019

DANBURY — An incarcerated Danbury man will face additional charges after admitting to crimes while being questioned by police.

Eddinson Sanchez, 23, of Brushy Hill Road, was charged with first-degree burglary, risk of injury to a minor, second-degree threatening, sixth-degree larceny, first-degree robbery, second-degree larceny, credit card theft and third-degree assault on an elderly person.

On Sept. 4, 2018, a burglary was reported overnight in the Liberty Street area of the city. The suspect, later identified as Sanchez, climbed into a second-story bedroom window, police said. While Sanchez tried to take items from the home, the resident woke up and confronted Sanchez.

“Sanchez threatened the resident with a large kitchen knife and fled,” police said.

Investigators retrieved video footage from a nearby business and posted it on the department’s Facebook page. The public helped police identify Sanchez as the suspect.

Police said during an interview with Sanchez about the burglary, he admitted to robbing an elderly woman near St. Peter Church on Oct. 22, 2018.

“When Sanchez stole the woman’s purse, he pushed her down, causing her to suffer significant injuries,” police said.

Based on the investigations, police applied for arrest warrants for Sanchez, which were later granted by the state Superior Court in Danbury. When police served Sanchez with the arrest warrants, he was already incarcerated.

“Information obtained during both investigations corroborated Sanchez’s admissions,” police said. “Sanchez also admitted to several additional crimes, which are currently being investigated.”