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Serial Burglar Pleads Guilty To Greenburgh Home Invasion

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GREENBURGH, N.Y. — A 27-year-old Bronx man pled guilty Tuesday to tying up a  Greenburgh couple in their home in 2009 and stealing jewelry, cash and other items,  Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced Tuesday

Victor Hernandez had a record of burglary arrests in Michigan and Indiana, according to Westchester County courts papers, and was in jail in Michigan when Greenburgh police identified him as a suspect in the home invasion. He was brought back to New York and arraigned on the local charges on May 9.

Hernandez entered a Fort Hill home in the Edgemont section of Greenburgh with two unidentified accomplices on Dec. 20, 2009, according to court records. Hernandez and the two other men tied down the Edgemont husband and wife at knifepoint and stole cash, jewelry, a flat-screen TV and a laptop.

Hernandez was caught two years later when the couple's son, an IT manager, used previously installed software to access information when the laptop was powered on.

Hernandez gave the laptop to his girlfriend, who did not know it had been stolen, according to court records.

Hernandez will be sentenced on Jan. 24, 2013, on a first-degree robbery charge, DiFiore said Tuesday.

"Advances in computer technology, tenacious detective work by the Greenburgh police and forensic support work by the Organized Crime and Criminal Enterprise Bureau of my office resulted in this serial home invader being identified, subsequently located and indicted for a truly frightening and violent home invasion," DiFiore said in a press release Tuesday.

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