Daytime Burglaries On the Rise in Guilford: Police

Police in Guilford continue to caution homeowners to take precautions after an uptick in break-ins over the past several weeks.

Investigators said there’s been an increase in burglaries since June 30. 

Police said the suspect, or suspects, struck in the middle of the day when no one was home. Police said on Aug. 5 that they were investigating at least seven incidents, and issued a second warning on Tuesday after more burglaries were reported. It does not appear that one neighborhood was targeted – the homes that were hit were scattered throughout the town.

Residents that spoke to NBC Connecticut said that this alert from police is unusual.

“I’m very surprised because I think it’s a pretty safe place to live,” said resident Lois Creighton.

Officers are reminding homeowners to take precautions before they leave, including making sure to close and lock all windows and doors, and to activate any alarm systems on the way out.

Anyone who witnesses suspicious activity in their neighborhood is asked to call police at 203-453-8061.

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