Police release more details on Lambert Road home invasion
Updated 12:20 pm, Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Police responded to a 911 call at Lambert Road residence on Saturday at 1:12 a.m.
According to police, the 60-year-old female resident said she fell asleep shortly after midnight and awoke to find a man standing over her unfastening a bracelet from her arm. The man then tied her up and covered her face with a pillow while a second male went through the house collecting items.
Police said the suspects fled with a large amount of jewelry and housewares valued at more than $40,000. Bowls, vases and coffee pots with an approximate value of $25,000 were stolen, in addition to five rings with a total value of $15,000. The two men also stole the woman's purse.
A few minutes after they left, the woman was able to break free from her bonds and call the police. Since it was dark and her face was covered, the woman could only describe the thieves as two men.
The woman was not injured and no one else was in the home at the time. Police said the doors were left unlocked as there was no sign of forced entry. The house also did not have an alarm system. Police are still investigating whether or not the men were armed. The victim told police that she felt something cold against her face but could not describe what it was.
Sgt. Carol Ogrinc cautioned residents to lock their homes and secure their valuables, especially during the summer months when many residents are not at home.
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"These are all deterrents," Ogrinc said about securing homes. "It makes it less likely you'll become a victim."
The case is under investigation, and New Canaan Police will release more details as they become available.
If anyone has any information on the break-in, call the New Canaan Police Department at 203-594-3500.
--Ashley Varese contributed to this report.