Afternoon burglaries strike New Canaan
Published 1:01 am, Thursday, February 11, 2010
Two home burglaries within a 2.5 mile stretch were reported in the span of six minutes on Tuesday afternoon.
Three iPod touches, valued at about $240 each, one Apple laptop computer, valued at about $1,200, and miscellaneous jewelry, valued at about $700, were reported stolen from a residence on Braeburn Drive.
The resident arrived home at approximately 1:42 p.m. on Dec. 8 to find a broken window on a door leading into her residence, according to police. The suspect forced entry and activated the home alarm system, police said. According to police, the alarm company contacted the resident at about 1:24 p.m. to notify her that the alarm was activated. According to police, the homeowner thought it was a false alarm and requested not to send police, but after receiving a second call from the company stating that motion sensors were activated, the homeowner requested that police be sent to the home to investigate.
A second robbery was reported six minutes earlier at 1:36 p.m. at a residence on Old Norwalk Road. The homeowner arrived home to find two males fleeing the house with her jewelry box in hand, according to police. Police said that one of the males attempted to pry the victim's pocketbook from her, but was unsuccessful.
After forcing entry into the residence and stealing the jewelry box, the two males exited the property in a dark blue sedan, possibly an Acura, with New York license plates, according to police.
According to police, the suspects are Hispanic and speak with an accent. They wore the hoods of their sweatshirts snuggly around their heads during the burglary, police said. The suspects were last seen traveling East on Old Norwalk Road toward Route 123, police said.