Norwalk police are warning of burglars who seem to be specifically targeting Indian and Pakistani families, learning when these families are not home and where to find valuables in their homes.
Police said the burglars “appear to be well organized and have an understanding of the Indian and Pakistani cultures.”
They seem to know when the victims are away and target houses with no alarms or with alarms that are not activated. Police said the perpetrators take the time to find where valuables are hidden and have targeted some homes multiple times.
The burglars have been stealing mostly gold and diamond jewelry and cash, according to police.
Police advise residents to lock their homes, install security systems and use safe deposit boxes to store valuables.
Residents should avoid advertising when they will be away and should report any suspicious activity or people.
Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to contact Norwalk Police Det. Jim Thompson at 203-854-3184 or call the tip line at 203-854-3111.