STAMFORD — A Port Chester, N.Y., man who is a suspect in an armed home invasion last month is being held on $250,000 bond after being arrested by Stamford narcotics detectives Friday night as he attempted to flee an East Side hotel, police said.
Detectives staked out the Amsterdam Hotel at 19 Clarks Hill Ave. after receiving a tip from Port Chester police that the suspect, Lee Dragani, 46, was staying there, Stamford police Capt. Richard Conklin said.
“This all happened very quickly, because there was some concern he would be leaving there,” Conklin said.
Police confirmed with hotel management that Dragani had checked in at the hotel under a different name, Conklin said. Around 6:45 p.m. Friday, police called Dragani’s second-floor room and spoke to a woman indicating they were outside waiting for him to come out, Conklin said.
Police intercepted Dragani as he attempted to run down the hallway to a stairwell, and after a brief struggle he was arrested, Conklin said. Police found a folding knife in his possession, Conklin said.
Dragani took part in a home invasion in May in Port Chester in May along with several other suspects, Conklin said.
Attempts to contact Port Chester, N.Y. detectives for additional information on Sunday were unsuccessful.