Hamden police are warning residents after three robberies occurred in neighborhoods close to each other while the homeowners were asleep.
The robberies began on Sept. 17 when one home was broken into. On Sept. 22, two more robberies occurred.
The homeowners were home and asleep during all three of these incidents.
“They're very brazen,” said Hamden Police Captain Ron Smith. “They're breaking into homes when people are asleep and these burglaries can turn into something much more catastrophic if the homeowner awakes and a confrontation occurs.”
On Sept. 17, police were called to a home on Paradise Ave. around 3:45 a.m. for a report of suspicious activity.
The homeowner told police that he saw a flashlight shining through a side window of the home. He also saw a person running through his backyard.
While investigating, police discovered a chair underneath an open rear window. The homeowners realized that an undisclosed amount of money had been taken.
On Sept. 22, police responded to two separate incidents of overnight robberies.
The first was reported on Todd St. and the second on West Woods Road.
A basement window was broken and the cellar door was open at the home on Todd St. The owner called police around 4 a.m.
The second burglary on West Woods Road was reported around 6 a.m. when a homeowner discovered her basement window and basement door had been broken.
Police believe that the individual(s) responsible are searching for valuables located in the basement, garage and motor vehicles that are parked in the garage.
Hamden Police are asking that residents lock their doors and windows, prior to retiring for the evening.
In addition, homes should be well illuminated and free of obstacles that obstruct their windows.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Hamden Police Department at 203-230-4040.