LEE -- A Lee-area man is suspected of stealing cash and jewelry during a break-in last month and attempting another theft at the same home several days later, according to Lee police.

The man, whose identity has not been released, allegedly broke into a Sturgis Avenue home and stole the items sometime during the weekend of Sept. 13 and 14, police said.

On Sept. 18, Officer Stephanie Burdick responded to an alarm activation at the same home and she recognized a man wearing black pants and a black hooded sweatshirt walking on nearby Bradley Street. A neighbor told Burdick the man dressed in black fled the scene moments ago.

The man has been charged in Southern Berkshire District Court with breaking and entering in the daytime to commit a felony, attempt to commit a crime, one count of larceny over $250, and one count of larceny under $250.

Interim Lee Police Chief Ronald Glidden said the suspect will be identified if a court magistrate determines enough evidence exists to bring the case forward following a show cause hearing. The hearing date is unknown as court officials cited policy against disclosing any information regarding the show cause process.

To reach Dick Lindsay:

rlindsay@berkshireeagle.com,

or (413) 496-6233


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