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Home Invader Foiled by Spyware Pleads Guilty

GREENBURGH–Here’s a guy we hope you never meet.

On December 20, 2009, says the DA’s office, Victor Hernandez, who was armed with a knife, along with two unidentified accomplices, forced their way into a house in Greenburgh and tied up the husband and wife who were home at the time.

The men stole cash, jewelry, flat screen TV and a laptop computer.

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The couple’s son, an IT manager, had installed software that allowed him to access the laptop when it was powered on. Evidently the defendant gave the laptop to his girlfriend in the Bronx, who used it, unaware of its origin. Photos downloaded by the son remotely from the stolen laptop had several photos of defendant.  Greenburgh Police went to the Bronx location and learned that the defendant was in jail in Michigan on unrelated burglary charges.

In the intervening time the defendant was also incarcerated in Indiana for burglary and deported twice

Following today’s guilty plea, District Attorney Janet DiFiore said, “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.”

The defendant will be sentenced on January 24th, 2013.

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