Northern Suburbs News
Kidnapped Connecticut woman able to text boyfriend
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A Connecticut man is facing charges after he allegedly kidnapped a woman whose text messages to her boyfriend helped lead police to her rescue.
Forty-three-year-old Albert Leclaire of East Haven was arraigned Monday in New Haven Superior Court on charges including kidnapping, robbery and attempted sexual assault. He's being detained on bail.
Police say Leclaire forced his way into the Wallingford's woman's car early Sunday morning in New Haven, forced her to take cash out of ATMs and used the money to buy drugs.
Police say the woman texted her boyfriend for help at about 6 a.m. and kept updating him on her location. The boyfriend found her car at about 7 a.m. and told police the location.
Get Eyewitness News Delivered
connecticut, kidnapping, northern suburbs news
- 4 people shot in Brooklyn 16 min ago
- Photos: Accuweather maps for possible Sunday snow storm
- AccuWeather: Cold, but milder 3 min ago
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- Surveillance from East Harlem buildings near explosion 14 min ago
- raw video: New video just after East Harlem Explosion
- East Harlem explosion: More on the victims
- Photos: East Harlem explosion
- East Harlem Explosion: How to Help
- Sketches released of suspects wanted in lurings 8 min ago
- Bus driver suffers medical emergency, 2 injured 43 min ago
- ESPN: Phil Jackson signs with Knicks
- Westchester animal shelter in danger of collapsing
- Photos: Several vehicles on fire in New Jersey
- 4 people shot in Brooklyn
16 min ago
- Surveillance from East Harlem buildings...
14 min ago
- AccuWeather: Cold, but milder
3 min ago
- Sketches released of suspects wanted in...
8 min ago