The Greenwich Police Dept is investigating 4 separate burglaries which occurred over the past weekend.
Two burglaries were on November 25:
- Hillside Rd at 6:25pm. House was unoccupied and alarm was activated.
- Glenville Rd at 7:30pm. House was unoccupied and alarm was activated.
- Greenwich Police were sent to each residence due to a home alarm activation. On-scene investigation revealed no items were stolen. Appears alarm activation deterred the thief or thieves.
Two burglaries were on November 27:
- Meadow Dr occurred between 2:00pm and 9:30pm. House as unoccupied and no alarm. Jewelry was reported as stolen.
- Hendrie Drive occurred between 1:00pm and 7:45pm. House was unoccupied and no alarm. List of stolen items not available at this time.
Greenwich Police Tips for Burglary Prevention
- Make your home look occupied, and make it difficult to break in. Set alarm if home equipped with system.
- Lock all outside doors and windows before you leave the house or go to bed. Even if it is for a short time, lock your doors. This includes the Second Floor.
- Check your locks on doors and windows and replace them with secure devices as necessary.
- Push button locks on doorknobs are easy for burglars to open. Install deadbolt locks on all your outside doors.
- Sliding glass doors are vulnerable. Special locks are available for better security.
- Check with a locksmith or hardware store for alternatives.
- Leave lights on when you go out. If you are going to be away for a length of time, connect some lamps to automatic timers to turn them on in the evening and off during the day.
- Keep your garage door closed and locked.
- Halt daily deliveries of mail, newspapers or flyers. When these pile up while you are away it indicates the home is unoccupied. Arrange with the Post Office to hold your mail or arrange for a friend or neighbor to take them regularly.
- Never leave keys under doormats, flowerpots, mailboxes or other “secret” hiding places — burglars know where to look for hidden keys.
- Keep a detailed inventory of your valuable possessions, including a description of the items, date of purchase and original value, and serial numbers, and keep a copy in a safe place away from home.
- Your insurance company can provide assistance in making and keeping your inventory.
Trim your shrubbery around your home to reduce cover for burglars.
- Be a good neighbor – If you see any behavior that looks out of place, call and report a suspicious person (203) 622-8004 (non-emergency line) or 911 for emergencies
- In many cases, burglars will ring doorbells to check if anyone is home, then break in.
- Write down any vehicle plate numbers and the description of any people or vehicles involved.
Dark House Checklist
Homeowners in the Town of Greenwich can notify the Greenwich Police Department when leaving their homes vacant. Officers are informed and make periodic checks of the house until the homeowner returns.
To Report A Tip for any criminal incident in Greenwich please use the following link: https://www.greenwichct.gov/2011/Crime-Tip-Lines