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Police: Man who stole Christmas gifts for needy caught

June 13, 2019

HEBRON, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have finally caught up to a man they say broke into a home before Christmas and stole presents that had been collected for a needy family.

The Journal Inquirer reports that Hebron police have charged 33-year-old Clarence Braun III with burglary and larceny.

Police say Braun broke into a Hebron home on Dec. 6 while no one was home. The thief was caught on a security camera taking about two dozen unopened boxes.

The homeowner, Maria McKeon, say the presents including a television and computer had been collected for a New London family in which the mother was suffering from a heart condition.

Braun is being held on $5,000 bond pending a July 3 court date. No defense attorney was listed in online court records.

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Information from: Journal Inquirer, http://www.journalinquirer.com

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