“Home Alone” burglar sentenced in Rensselaer

WATERVLEIT, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A man from the city has been sentenced to 12 years to life in Rensselaer County Court on charges of burglary.

Police say 42-year-old Shannon Bruce was burglarizing a house in the city of Troy when a 10-year-old boy was home alone and helped police catch him.

He has been convicted of breaking into the house by using a hammer. The boy says he called 911 when he saw Bruce in the kitchen.

Police say they found the suspect hiding in a nearby home when they noticed another broken window.

Shannon Bruce is a persistent violent felony offender.

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