SOMERS, Conn. (WTNH) — A serial burglar known as the self-titled “Hall Hill Bandit” has been charged for nine break-ins for incidents in the Town of Somers, according to State Police.
Starting in Aug. 2015, the town began experiencing a rash of overnight vehicle, garage and residential burglaries. The burglaries continued into the fall, leaving many residents on high alert. On Oct. 29, 2015, Troopers from Troop-C in Tolland, who had increased patrols in the light of the crime spree, interrupted a burglary in progress and captured the suspect, Brett Vincent of Enfield, after he was bit by a State Police K9.
After speaking to Vincent and learning of new evidence, Troopers and members of the Somers Police Department pieced together information from the previous burglaries and began preparing arrest warrants.
On Dec. 21, 2015, nine arrest warrants for the suspect were approved by Rockville Superior Court and served on the suspect who was still in custody since the Oct. 29th incident. The suspect’s accomplice, Lauren Norris of Enfield, was arrested on Dec. 20, 2015 for her involvement. Vincent remains in Department of Correction’s custody.
Vincent was charged with burglary first-degree, theft of a firearm, conspiracy to commit burglary first-degree, burglary third-degree, larceny forth and sixth-degree, criminal trespass second and third-degree, criminal attempt to commit larceny fifth-degree, and breach of peace second-degree. Bond has been set for $115,000, and he will be in court next at Rockville Superior on Jan. 25, 2015, according to Connecticut Judicial criminal system.
Norris was charged with criminal trespass third-degree and criminal attempt to commit larceny fifth-degree. Her bond was set at $50,000, and will be seen at Rockville Superior court on Jan. 4, 2016, according to State Police.
State Police are thanking the dozens of residents who sent in tips and home surveillance footage that was crucial in solving these cases.