At Wednesday’s press briefing, Lt Martin O’Reilly said there had been three residential burglaries in Greenwich in the past week.
One took place between 6:00pm and 9:45pm on May 18 on Indian Head Road. In that burglary jewelry and personal documents were taken.
The second was on Pecksland Road. That was reported on the 19th, but took place some time between the 16th and 19th. O’Reilly said the thief or thieves broke a window to gain entry. An inventory of what is missing is still under way.
The third burglary was on Caroline Place on May 18. The family is still conducting an inventory of what is missing.
“People went out for the day and came home and found their home burglarized,” O’Reilly said. “They found an open window in the living room.”
“Clearly there is a spike in burglaries. Whether or not they are all related is to be determined,” O’Reilly said, adding that residents should secure their cars and homes. “Activate alarms and cameras if you have them. If you’re away, leave lights on at night on timers to make it look like someone’s at home.”
O’Reilly advises residents who plan to travel to let neighbors know they will be away and arrange to have someone check on the house, and pick up mail and newspapers.
Separately, O’Reilly said there were five auto thefts in Greenwich between May 18 and May 24. All the vehicles were unlocked with keys/fobs within.
All the vehicles were recovered: one in Greenwich, one in Waterbury, one in Bridgeport, one in Meriden and one in New Jersey after a brief pursuit that ended in a crash. No suspects were apprehended.