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Suspicious male sought in New Canaan burglary

Published 3:39 pm, Monday, August 18, 2014
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New Canaan police are investigating an Aug. 14 burglary on Brookwood Lane and whether the incident is connected to two suspicious person reports in the same neighborhood the same week.

It all started at about noon Aug. 14, when officers were alerted to a home break-in after the residence's alarm activated, according to police. While the officers were en route to the Brookwood Lane home, the homeowners arrived at the scene and called 9-1-1.

The elderly couple said they had been out of the house for about an hour, and upon arriving home they found open doors and cuts to a window screen, through which police believe the burglar gained entrance.

Prior to leaving the house, the homeowners saw a dark-colored Mercedes, possibly black with tinted windows, pull into their driveway and then drive out, the report stated. The couple said they didn't think anything was wrong at the time, according to the report.

Police said a few small boxes of costume jewelry, valued at $200, were taken.

While questioning some of the neighbors, police learned that a suspicious male stopped by another house earlier that day asking about a different Brookwood Lane address.

On Aug. 15 at about 1 p.m., a homeowner from Turner Hill Road walked outside her garage and saw a person standing at her back door with a clipboard, according to police. The person said he was from Terminix pest control and then began walking back toward the road, the report stated. The suspicious person is described as a male, about 5 feet 5 inches tall and medium build. Police said he was wearing a white polo with brown writing on it and tan shorts.

On Aug. 16, a Laurel Road resident said a male approached his residence by foot at about 2 p.m. also claiming he was from Terminix, according to the report. The complainant asked the man for identification, but he didn't have any and didn't have an identifying company name on his clothing, police said. The resident described the male as being approximately 6 feet tall, "well dressed" and between 30 and 35 years old.

Neither the Turner Hill Road or the Laurel Road complainant saw a vehicle, according to the report.

New Canaan police believe the suspicious man could be the Brookwood Lane burglar and they're asking for anyone with information to call 203-594-3500.