New Rochelle Homeowner Foils Burglary by Calling Cops After Alarm Alert

Written By: Robert Cox

NEW ROCHELLE, NY (October 31, 2022) — A Queens man was detected by a security system in an otherwise empty home in the West End of New Rochelle, not far from Christopher Columbus Elementary School then apprehended following a foot pursuit after the homeowner called police.

Arrest and charges:

Louis Garcia-Comas, 29, of Queens, NY.

  • Burglary – 2nd Degree, a C Felony
  • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property – 3rd, a D Felony
  • Possession of Burglar’s Tools, an A misdemeanor

Police narrative: On Friday, October 28th, 2022 at about 7:36pm, New Rochelle Police received a call of a possible burglary occurring at a home on Storer Avenue. The complainant told the police that he was not home but received a notification from an interior security camera that someone was in the home. New Rochelle Police Officers and Detectives responded and located the suspect in the backyard with a full backpack. The suspect dropped the backpack and proceeded to run away in an attempt to evade capture. After a brief foot chase, the suspect was apprehended. The backpack left in the backyard was full of proceeds of the burglary and a pried open window was found in the back of the home. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to Police Headquarters.