Police alerting Ledyard residents of burglary, suspicious peoplePosted: Updated:
Residents in Ledyard are on high alert after one home was robbed and a number of others were targeted.
Investigators told Eyewitness News that they believe two men are driving around town randomly looking for empty homes to burglarize.
Officers were called to a reported burglary at a home on Avery Hill Road at about noon Monday.
When officers arrived, they discovered that the suspects had entered the residence through a side window.
It was unclear what was taken from the home.
At about 12:15 p.m., a woman across town called police about a suspicious incident where she said two men tried to steal from her home.
The unidentified woman told police that one of the men knocked on the door and when she answered, he pretended they were lost and looking for directions.
They drove off in what witnesses believe was a blue Ford F150 pickup truck with Rhode Island or Massachusetts license plates.
That is when the woman called police.
"It's just concerning that they're going to different homes, randomly looking to see if somebody's home," said Ledyard police Lt. Michael Finkelstein.
Investigators told Eyewitness News they believe the incidents are related and that several other homes were also targeted.
Now, police in town are asking for the public's help identifying them. Through the help of social media, police said they put together a description.
One of the suspects is believed to be a white male between 20 and 30 years old. He appeared to be about 5'7" to 5'9" with a thin build, long brown hair and was wearing a baseball cap at the time of the incident.
"It allowed us to get calls from people who normally may not have called because, hey, someone knocked on the door looking for directions and it didn't mean much to them," Finkelstein said. "But, when they saw it on the news or saw it on social media, well now that information helped them piece together. Hey, it's the same vehicle, same description."
Residents told Eyewitness News that they will be watching for any suspicious incidents.
"I'm home quite a bit so I keep an eye out as far as neighbors and stuff," said David Allen, of Ledyard.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Ledyard Police Department at 860-464-6400.
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