SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield police say that a man who was caught by a homeowner in the process of a break-in, allegedly told that homeowner that he had made a mistake.
According to Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney, 41 year-old Carlo Romero of Agawam was arrested a short time after the attempted break-in on Marengo Park Monday evening.
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Delaney says that police were called to a home on that street shortly before 5:00 P.M., after the homeowner saw someone trying to get into his house through a basement window. When the homeowner confronted the suspect, the man replied: “sorry, wrong house.”
The homeowner gave a description of the suspect to police, who spotted Romero walking on Litchfield Street. Delaney says that the homeowner then positively identified Romero as the person who had been trying to break in.
Romero is being charged with breaking and entering during the daytime.