Norristown police arrived at a Dekalb Street apartment in Norristown on Sept. 8 following a call about a suspicious man, but instead found a strange woman inside of one of the residence bedrooms rifling through a night stand and removing items, according to police.
Norristown officers arrived at 1046 Dekalb Street around 8:37 p.m. in response to a resident’s complaint about a suspicious person, per a police report. The caller told the officers that he had seen a man inside of his apartment and then chased him, said police. The caller told police that he had not looked through his apartment.
The officers entered the front bedroom and saw Rosetta DeBraganza working her way through the night stand and removing items, according to police.
Police stopped her and the resident entered and said that he did not know who she was, according to the report. One of the officers recovered a silver bracelet and watch from DeBraganza worth about $400 in total that the victim said belonged to him and his wife, said police.
By DeBraganza’s purse on the floor, one of the officers found a shopping bag full of coins that the victim said had been removed from his bedroom, which were identified as silver coins and other various coins, per the report.
The officers found that the screen in the back window had been cut to allow entry into the apartment, per police. DeBraganza was taken to the station.