Boyfriend of victim's sister arrested in LI home invasion

January 14, 2011 3:34:17 AM PST
It took several hours, but police have arrested a man for an overnight home invasion on Long Island.

Police in Port Jefferson Station say an armed man wearing a Halloween mask forced his way into a home on Shenandoah Boulevard.

He stole items from the house and ran off before police arrived.

The incident happened at about 10 p.m. Thursday, and the man was arrested around 1:30 a.m. Friday.

Police say the suspect, 32-year-old Edwin Canela, is the boyfriend of the victim's sister.

He is charged with robbery and burglary.