Bridgeport man targeted college students for break-ins after making home deliveries
A Bridgeport man is accused to breaking into two female college students' homes in Hamden where he had previously made deliveries working as a food and ride-share driver, police say.
Adiel Viana-Ribeiro, 24, was arrested after he broke into the separate homes of two female Quinnipiac College students in Hamden Tuesday.
Police say the first break-in happened on Kimberly Road around 11:30 p.m. and the second shortly after on West Woods Road in Hamden.
According to police, Viana-Ribeiro attempted to break into the first home through a window but was scared off by a woman who was home at the time and flashed a flashlight light in his face.
Police say Viana-Ribeiro then broke into a second home on West Woods Road through a rear door.
Police say Viana-Ribeiro stood over the bed of a sleeping woman who was suddenly woken by his presence.
According to police, the victim began screaming and Viana-Ribeiro ran from the home.
His car was later located nearby, and police say Viana-Ribeiro led local and state police on a pursuit on I-84 before he was eventually stopped and arrested.
He was charged with a slew of crimes, including burglary, attempted burglary and leading police on a chase.
Investigators say Viana-Ribeiro works as a ride-share and food app delivery driver and that he intentionally targeted the women based on his prior knowledge of making deliveries at the locations.
He is being held on a $50,000 bond and is due in Meriden Superior Court on Nov. 29.