New Canaan police investigating three home break-ins
Updated 1:29 pm, Friday, January 6, 2017
NEW CANAAN — Police are investigating three residential burglaries that occurred in town over the past month.
The first burglary was on Dec. 10 when a side door was forced open at a Gower Road home between 9 a.m. and 8:20 p.m. Bedrooms were ransacked and jewelry, passports and other items were taken. A small, white pickup truck was seen by a neighbor in the driveway of the house during this time. The homeowner discovered the break-in upon coming home and alerted police.
A similar incident occurred on Rosebrook Road the same night. The burglar ransacked the bedrooms and jewelry was stolen between 11 p.m. Dec. 10 and 12 p.m. Dec. 11. The homeowner called police upon returning home and discovering the burglary.
Almost three weeks later, another home burglary was reported on Douglas Road. On Dec. 30 around 5:15 p.m., three Hispanic-looking men rang the front door of the house several times before breaking the window of a back door and reaching through the broken window to unlock the door and gain entry to the house.
The men ransacked all the bedrooms of the home and took jewelry and change. The break-in was captured on surveillance video, which also showed the men were speaking Spanish inside the residence. A neighbor’s surveillance camera showed a silver or gray, four-door sedan near the home at the time of the burglary.
The break-in was reported to police after the homeowner received a mobile alert from their surveillance system saying there was motion in the house. Through this, the homeowner saw footage that showed a suspect inside the home.
Police said they are actively investigating all three of these burglaries and are working with nearby towns to solve these crimes. The department encourages residents to set home security alarms, to employ the use of surveillance cameras and to contact police if they see anything unusual.