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Third suspect arrested in July Brookline home invasion

Brookline police cruisers. Photo by Zoe Zekos
November 1, 2023

Police arrested a third man on Wednesday in connection with a July armed home invasion in Brookline.

Corey Buchannan, a 31-year-old from Lowell, was arrested Wednesday morning, according to Paul Campbell, a deputy superintendent at the Brookline Police Department. He was arraigned later on Wednesday and is being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing, police said.

Buchannan was named as a suspect in September, when police arrested two other men, Manuel Alicea and Dominic Hardin.

During the July 18 home invasion on Warren Street, two men allegedly broke into the house, attacked and injured a resident and stole more than $700,000 worth of jewelry. The men had a gun, which went off while they were fleeing, according to a police report.

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Police say that Buchannan cased the house a week before the robbery, and that the three men, two of whom are allegedly gang members, drove to Brookline from the Lowell area together early on the morning of the 18th. Some of the stolen jewelry was found in the home of Alicea. Police say surveillance footage and cell phone data ties the men to the crime and its aftermath.

Lawyers for Hardin and Alicea have argued that the evidence is circumstantial. The two were released on bail last month.