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Homeless man arrested on suspicion of robbery after being confronted by homeowner

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(Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

(Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

LITTLETON Colo.  —  A 35-year-old homeless man was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of robbing a home in the Ken Caryl Valley the day before, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said.

The sheriff’s office said the man, Steven Minchey, had a knife in the home on Willowleaf Drive when he was confronted by the homeowner before fleeing. The homeowner was not injured.

A CodeRED alert was issued, advising nearby residents to stay inside and to lock their doors, but the suspect was not located.

On Sunday morning, a resident reported a suspicious person who matched Minchey’s description. He was arrested by deputies near White Oak Drive and Valley Parkway at 9 a.m.

He  was booked into the Jefferson County Jail for suspicion of first-degree burglary and felony menacing. He is due in court at 10 a.m. Monday.