New Canaan home broken into, $70,000 in jewelry taken
Published 2:17 pm, Monday, September 20, 2010
A Stonehenge Drive resident reported $70,000 worth of jewelry taken during a weekend break-in. The burglary was one of three reported between Sept. 18 and 19.
Police believe the incidents may be connected.
A male resident on Ramhorne Road reported a burglary in his home at 10:23 p.m. on Sept. 18. The alarm company alerted the resident, who then called a key-holder service to check on the home.
The service found a broken screen in front of the house and contacted police. Upon further investigation, police found evidence of forced entry through another window. There were indications of rummaging in the master bedroom where an undisclosed amount of jewelry was missing according to the police.
A second burglary was reported on Smith Ridge Road at 11:16 that same night. The victims were a couple in their 60s. Police responded to the alarm and found an open rear door to the home. Police said they discovered signs of rummaging in the master bedroom where they found jewelry missing. The value was undisclosed.
The following evening, a 40-year-old male reported a burglary on Stonehenge Drive at 7:26 p.m. Police said the family had left the house at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 and returned home around 4:30 p.m. Sept. 19. The family did not realize a burglary had taken place until a few hours later because they only returned home to drop off their things before attending a block party police said.
Upon their arrival, police found evidence of forced entry in a rear window. Missing items included a three-stone diamond ring in a platinum band valued at around $30,000, another ring valued at approximately $12,000, three yellow gold bracelets with sapphire stones and other undisclosed pieces of jewelry.
The three incidents are under investigation.