Man allegedly robbed while home asleep

Posted: September 24, 2013

The Winchester Star

Jeffrey Armond Zerilli

WINCHESTER — A city man is being held without bond after allegedly robbing a man in his home while he slept.

Jeffrey Armond Zerilli, 50, of the 600 block of North Braddock Street, appeared Monday via video in Winchester General District Court on charges of robbery, assault and battery and violating a protective order.

He remains at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center.

According to a criminal complaint filed in the case, the Winchester Police Department was called about the incident before 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The 60-year-old victim reported that Zerilli walked into his bedroom while he was sleeping.

According to the complaint, he said Zerilli jumped on top of him, rolled him over and took his wallet, which is valued at $25 and contained four credit cards.

Zerilli allegedly went through the wallet and then threw it.

According to court documents, he also has a misdemeanor destruction of property charge pending in Winchester General District Court and is awaiting extradition to somewhere else.

His criminal history includes resisting arrest, driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance.

He is expected back in court at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 20.

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