Just after 10 p.m. on Tuesday, a West Hartford resident found an intruder in the kitchen and police are searching for the man.
The Glen Hollow Road homeowner went to investigate after hearing a loud noise and found a stranger in the house, according to police.
The resident tried to restrain the burglar, but the man ran out the kitchen door, which is how police believe he got in.
The door, which had been locked, was damaged.
This is the second house break-in in West Hartford in less than two weeks.
On Friday, August 23, a burglar smashed through the back door of a home on Ridgewood Road while the homeowner was at work.
After two crimes in the community, residents are talking about increasing security.
"We need to be more vigilant about who's coming and going in our neighborhood," Rob Herbert said.
The man police are looking for in connection with the break-in last night is 5-feet-8 to 5-feet-10 tall and was wearing a gray, hoodie-type sweatshirt with "SOA" or "SQA" written on it, according to the description police received.
He might have also had some type of facial hair.
No injuries are reported and nothing appeared to be missing from the house.
Several officers and detectives responded to the scene, including a K9 team from the New Britain Police Department.