Westport police warn residents about home invasions
Published 2:30 pm, Friday, July 7, 2017
WESTPORT — Westport police are warning residents about a spate of home break-ins targeting a specific street in town.
Police responded to reports of two attempted home invasions on Bonnie Brook Road between Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.
Police were first contacted by a Bonnie Brook household around 6:45 a.m. Thursday morning for a suspected break-in. The homeowners told police that they had awoken to learn that someone had entered their home overnight while they were sleeping.
Police believe that the suspect entered the home through an unlocked door. Once inside, the suspect stole approximately $4,000 worth of electronics and cash, police said.
In the second case, police said a homeowner awoke to the sound of the front-door screen window being cut. However, the noise by the homeowner as he went to investigate sent the suspect running in an unknown direction, police said.
In response to the incidents, Westport police are asking all residents to remain alert to their surroundings and to contact the department should anything seem out of place or suspicious.
Police also remind residents to lock all doors and leave exterior lights on.
Additionally, police are asking anyone who may have information pertaining to these recent incidents to contact the Westport Police Department’s Detective Bureau at 203-341-6080.
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