WESTPORT - A man from Westport is facing charges after police say he broke into a home, stole a purse and then tried to return it.

Police say Nicholas Thomas, 28, entered a home on Hideaway Lane through an unlocked door late Friday night.

They say the homeowners were sleeping upstairs while he went through drawers on the first floor.

Officers say Thomas went back to the home to return the purse, telling the homeowner he saw another man drop it in the street.

They say he later confessed when officers questioned him.

Police say they also found drugs in his car.