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Stamford man accused of attempting to break into home a second time

A Stamford man was arrested after police say he attempted to break into a home he had already broken into a month prior.

News 12 Staff

Dec 28, 2020, 10:40 PM

Updated 1,269 days ago

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A Stamford man was arrested after police say he attempted to break into a home he had already broken into last month.
Bartosz Kurpiecki, 30, was arrested after police say he tried to break into a home on Echo Hill Drive early Christmas morning.
Authorities put an alarm at the home after the first home invasion, which alerted them of the attempted break-in on Saturday, they said.
When officers arrived, Kurpiecki allegedly led them on a chase through a severe storm.
"Their actions were heroic, where they chased him through the woods and got into a very fierce struggle with him," said Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin.
The homeowner witnessed Kurpiecki breaking into their home and called police.
Police say they found a fake gun, handcuffs and keys to the Porsche stolen from the owners on Nov. 22.
"Why was this particular house targeted, we don't have a connection yet," Capt. Conklin said. "We are certainly wondering why he chose this house and also a second time."
He is being held on a $1.5 million bond.
Kurpiecki was arraigned Monday on multiple charges. Police say a warrant for the November home invasion where he allegedly threatened the elderly owners should come this week.
Meanwhile, Kurpiecki has 11 pending criminal cases in the state judicial system.
"We are hoping that he does not make bond because we have concerns about the safety of our community, of him out and about," Capt. Conklin said.
He will appear in court on all his charges Jan. 14.


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