Ledyard Police Look to Public to Help Solve Break-Ins

By Doug Greene
|  Monday, Apr 1, 2013  |  Updated 5:46 PM EDT
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Ledyard Police Look to Public to Help Solve Break-Ins

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Ledyard police are investigating burglaries.

A week after someone broke into a house in Ledyard, police have a description of a potential getaway vehicle, a description given them by people reporting suspicious activity.

"What's helped us out tremendously in this case," said Lt. Michael Finkelstein of Ledyard Police, "is reporting of people coming to your house, walking around to the front, knocking on the door, but saying 'I'm lost.'"

Finkelstein said many times people doing this are trying to find out if somebody's in the house. 

Two people who were in their homes told police they saw a man in a blue pickup with out of state plates was apparently trying to see if anyone was inside.

That was shortly before a burglary on Avery Hill Road in Ledyard. Detectives are working with police in other area towns, trying to develop a pattern. 

Finkelstein said providing details to the online community forum has generated more reports of suspicious activity from the public.

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