Burglar lived in Piedmont home for 2 days after breaking in: police

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A man broke into a Piedmont home on Wednesday and stayed there for two days. 

According to the Piedmont Police Department, officers investigated the home on the 1600 block of Grand Avenue after reports of a trespasser. 

The suspect was Yuri Graham Brand, 39, and is a convicted burglar, and was on parole. 

Police said he was arrested previously for trespassing at another home, per police.

The owners of the home were not present when Brand broke in, according to police.

Jail records show Brand is being held at the Santa Rita Jail and has no bail.


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