Police say he entered the residence, grabbed the woman’s cell phone, took money from her purse and pushed her down.
The call regarding the incident came in just before 3 p.m. on Thursday.
When police arrived, they found a truck parked at a nature preserve just off of Town Woods Road in Old Lyme.
Officials say the owner of that truck is 39-year-old Christopher Levesque who was located nearby with the stolen items in his possession.
Levesque is being held on a $250,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.