A Groton man has been arrested in connection with a home burglary in New London and police said they found items stolen in other burglaries in the region. Now police are trying to identify other victims.
Police responded to a New London home on Wednesday to investigate a burglary in progress after a resident said someone was inside his home, police said.
When officers arrived, they determined that the burglar had just left the home, so they started searching the area.
One of the victim’s neighbors recalled seeing the man at a local convenience store earlier in the day, so detectives used the store’s surveillance system and identified 43-year-old Henry Rogers as the suspect.
Then police said they found other items taken from other regional burglaries and they are working with other regional police departments to identify additional victims.
Rogers was held on a bond overnight, then transported to court, where he broke away from officers and lead them on a brief foot chase, police said.
Authorities soon found him in the back yard of a home on Brainard Street and shot him with a stun gun to subdue him and take him back into custody.
Rogers was initially charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny and then charged with escape from custody and interfering with police.
He is being held on a $150,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 19.
No police officers were injured.