Man charged with theft of panties from co-worker's home

Published on Wednesday, 22 August 2018 21:07
Written by LISA BACKUS


WETHERSFIELD - A Burlington man is accused of breaking into the home of co-worker to steal her panties with a house key he had stolen at their Newington workplace, police said.

Robert Brown, 30, of 121 Mountain Spring Road, Burlington, is accused of stealing the key from the woman while they were at work in Newington on Aug. 13.

On the morning of Aug 14, the woman could see on her phone video from security cameras showing a man walking in her Wethersfield home, police said.

At first, the woman called her husband to ask if he was home, the police report said, but then she recognized the walking man as her co-worker, Brown.

Wethersfield police went to the scene and found Brown, according to the report. His car had been parked about a quarter-mile from the woman’s home.

She confirmed that her house key was missing and that she and Brown had last worked together the day before. The home’s security system showed Brown entering, taking his shoes off and then walking around before leaving, police said. He was carrying a shopping bag, police said.

Police later learned that the bag contained 17 pairs of women’s underwear and other items associated with sexual activity, a search warrant said.

Brown was charged on Aug. 14 with third-degree burglary and sixth-degree larceny. He was released after posting $75,000 bond.

A judge told him not to have contact with the woman after his arraignment in New Britain Superior Court.

Lisa Backus can be reached at 860-801-5066 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Newington on Wednesday, 22 August 2018 21:07. Updated: Wednesday, 22 August 2018 21:09.