Elmont woman comes home to find apparent burglary in progress

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Devon J. Pruden, of Elmont

ELMONT, Long Island (WABC) -- An Elmont woman who said she found a man rifling through her belongings when she returned home ran to her neighbor and called 911, resulting in a suspect's arrest.

Police arrested Devon J. Pruden, of Elmont, who is charged with burglary and possession of burglary tools.

According to the Nassau County Police Department, on Wednesday morning around 8:30 a.m., a 40-year-old woman returned to her Morgan Avenue home and found items that had been in a locked box in her first-floor bedroom strewn around the room.

The items included assorted jewelry and collectible coins.

Police said she then saw a man in the house, and after asking him what he was doing there, she ran to a neighbor's home and called 911.

Pruden was arrested at Custer Street and Caroline Avenue.

Police said items taken from the home as well as a large knife were recovered.

Pruden is scheduled for arraignment Thursday.