A Buffalo man has been indicted on charges he burglarized the home of a 79-year-old Elma man and carried out other residential break-ins in Newstead and on Grand Island in August and September.
Bryan Colon, 33, of the Shoreline Apartment complex on Niagara Street, remained in custody tonight in the Erie County Holding Center. During his arraignment Wednesday, he was charged with three counts of second-degree burglary and was ordered held on $250,000 bail by Erie County Judge Sheila A. DiTullio.
Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III and Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard, whose investigators arrested Colon early in October, said Colon is accused of stealing $7,400 worth of items during the Sept. 7 burglary at a North Davis Road home in Elma. The other residential break-ins occurred between Aug. 31 and Sept. 23, the law enforcement officials said.
Howard said a suspicious neighbor of the victim in Elma took down the license plate number of Colon’s car the day of that burglary. Colon escaped from sheriff’s detectives about a week after that break-in by jumping out a second-floor window of his apartment, the sheriff said.
After his Oct. 3 capture, Colon tried unsuccessfully to flee a second time, Howard said.