Car Alarm Alerts Sleeping Hamden Resident to Overnight Burglary

A sleeping Hamden resident was jolted awake early Monday morning when an intruder set off the homeowner's car alarm, according to police.

Hamden police said the burglar slipped through the front window of a home on Mather Street sometime before 2:30 and 4 a.m. Monday. The thief took electronic equipment and car keys, then tried to steal a 52-inch television.

The homeowner awoke to the sound of a car alarm going off when the burglar apparently tried to steal his car, according to police.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the department's Major Crimes Division at 203-230-4040.

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