August 20. 2013 10:30AM

Manchester police say man pushing daughter in stroller attempted to rob home


MANCHESTER – A city man was pushing his young daughter in a stroller when he tried to break into a Bismark Street home, police said.

The man, identified by police as Aaron Todd, 34, of 412 Notre Dame Ave., was spotted by a neighbor who called police.

The incident happened Friday. A neighbor, who lives on Brock Street, first saw the man in the front yard of his neighbor's 229 Bismark St. home but didn't think much of it because he was pushing a young girl in a stroller.

A short time later, however, the neighbor saw the man again, this time in the rear of his neighbor's home and pulling hard on one of the doors, according to police.

The neighbor yelled out through his window and then ran downstairs and outside to confront the man.

The man fled the scene, but the neighbor found him hiding behind a five-stall garage near the wood line, still with the child in the stroller, police said.

Officers ultimately arrested Todd on Varney Street and charged him with attempted burglary.