A burglar broke into a Hamden home on Friday, found a safe, carried it to the basement and used the resident’s tools to open it, according to police.
The owner of a Twinbrook Road residence came home on Friday to find a silver, newer model sedan in his driveway.
Then, he saw a man come from the back of the house, get in the car and speed away, police said.
After the car was gone, the homeowner realized that someone had broken into the house, found the safe, carried it to the basement and used the homeowner’s tools to open it.
It’s not clear what was stolen.
The man seen leaving the area was described as “middle-aged,” tall, with an average build and short hair. He fled toward Belair Road.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective William Onofrio at the Hamden Police Department Major Crimes Division at (203) 230-4040.