Hamden police are investigating reports of three home invasions and one attempted home invasion in the southern part of town on Monday night and Tuesday morning.
Between 11 p.m. on Monday and 6 a.m. on Tuesday, two people entered three houses as residents were asleep and stole electronic equipment, computers and cell phones, according to police.
During one of the home invasions, a motor vehicle was stolen, police said.
The houses are on on Rosina Road, Welch Street, Rockwood Road and Victoria Court.
Investigators said the intruders got into most of the homes through unlocked doors and windows on the first floor. However, they broke into one house through a locked first-floor window.
Hamden Police are keeping a close watch on the neighborhood for anything suspicious.
Meena Ananth is one of the victims.
He and his wife were asleep on Monday night when someone got in through an unlocked kitchen window and stole his cell phone and laptops, he said.
He didn't know it until he woke up the next day and said it was a complete violation of privacy.
"It's a good thing we didn't wake up. If we had gotten up, who knows what they had in their hand? The could have harmed us," Ananth said.
Police are urging residents to lock their doors and windows. illuminate your premises and utilize an alarm system if applicable.
Do not leave valuables in plain view.
If you see suspicious activity, call Hamden Police at (203) 230-4000 or 230-4040 to report it.