Over the Thanksgiving holiday another Greenwich home was burgled. According to Lt. Kraig Gray, some time between November 21 and Nov 26, a home on Florence Road had its rear glass slider door shattered.
The thief or thieves made off with jewelry.
Recently, during the weekend of Nov 16-18, a home on Stanwich Lane was also burgled. Homeowners discovered household items missing when they returned.
Greenwich Police remind residents that during the holidays, quite often there is an uptick in burglaries when residents are away.
Lt. Gray said that the incident should serve as a reminder to snowbirds and people traveling during the upcoming December holidays to take precautions.
“This is a time many thieves will take the opportunity to burgle empty houses,” Lt. Gray said. “Families should do their best to make sure their homes look lived in.”
“Lock your house. Have newspapers and mail picked up so that they don’t pile up,” warned Lt. Kraig Gray. “Ask neighbors to keep an eye on your house.”
Lt. Gray said it’s a good idea to put lights on timers. “It’s an inexpensive item that can be purchased at any hardware store,” Lt. Gray said, adding that you can also control your TV while you’re away.