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Police: Man broke into Schenectady residence, attempted to set fire

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SCHENECTADY – A Brooklyn man burglarized a city residence last week and attempted to set a fire, authorities said.

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Eddie Pressley, 27, of Brooklyn, was arrested Sept. 23 and charged with second-degree burglary and third-degree attempted arson, felonies.

Pressley is accused of remaining unlawfully in a residence on McClellan Street just before 2 p.m. that day. While inside, he attempted to start a fire, according to allegations filed in court.

Police filed the charges based on their investigation, as well as statements from the defendant and the victim, according to the allegations.

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