Man arrested for break-in at the Susan B. Anthony Museum

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester Police arrested a man after a break-in on Tuesday night at the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House – the site where Anthony herself was arrested for voting in 1872 before women were allowed to do so.

RPD officers responded to the break-in around 10 p.m. and found that property was stolen from the house on Madison Street where the women’s suffrage leader once lived. About three hours later, officers responded to another burglary at the museum.

Police say they arrested Richard Seawright, 32, for the robbery. He was arrested on Jefferson Avenue, less than a mile from the museum, and is facing burglary, petit larceny, and criminal mischief charges.

Seawright was taken to the Monroe County Jail. He was also arrested on December 6 for a robbery at China Star Restaurant on West Main Street.