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South Windsor man awakens to find armed home invasion suspect in house

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Robert Cummings. (South Windsor police photo) Robert Cummings. (South Windsor police photo)

Police in South Windsor said they arrested a home invasion suspect on Sunday morning.

They said 50-year-old Robert Cummings of East Hartford broke into a home on Chapel Road near Main Street around 2 a.m.

The homeowner was home with his two children and woke up to find the suspect holding a gun and standing in the hallway near his bedroom, police said.

Cummings fled the home after being confronted by the homeowner, according to police.

Responding officers found a moped in the victim's yard that they believe belonged to the suspect. They were able to disable it.

After bringing in a canine team, police said they found Cummings nearby. The suspect had removed his sweatshirt and hood/mask. He allegedly dropped them along with a flashlight and loaded gun in a nearby yard.

Police said the gun was stolen during another burglary in Manchester.

"When I heard he had been arrested I was extremely happy, so when I heard that the jacket and gun were evidence being used against him I was extremely happy," said neighbor Carl Lickwar.

They said they'll be comparing evidence in the Chapel Road case to evidence recovered in a burglary that happened on Twin Circle Drive earlier this month.

Cummings was charged with home invasion, criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, first-degree reckless endangerment, two counts of risk of injury to a minor, fifth-degree larceny and criminal attempt to sixth-degree commit larceny.

Police said he's being held on a $200,000 surety bond and was scheduled to face a judge on Monday at Manchester Superior Court.

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