A Glastonbury woman was shot at after she shouted at two people she saw approaching her car in her driveway early Friday morning.
Police responded to the home on Talcott Road around 3 a.m.
The woman told police she noticed two youths in dark clothes approaching her car when she opened her front door and called out to them.
One of the individuals fired two rounds in the woman's direction, hitting the front door area of her house. The woman was not injured, police said.
The pair took off in a dark-colored sedan being driven by a third person.
“We believe these to be youths. Their exact age unknown, but it appears to fit the pattern of youths and juveniles going through neighborhoods at night trying to steal cars or enter unlocked cars to steal things,” said Lt. Corey Davis.
He said the department is creating a vehicle theft team within their department after an increase of similar concerning incidents in town.
“We don’t want you to confront these people. Just call 911 immediately. The best thing you can do as a resident here if you’re faced with this situation is to be a good witness,” he said, which means safely getting a good description of the vehicle and what the suspects are wearing.
“I woke up around 3. I heard two pops. I didn’t know that they were gunshots, I just woke up and then I heard sirens coming from the police station,” said Michael Nicholson, who lives nearby on Talcott Road.
The 23-year-old has lived here all his life. “It’s usually a problem free town," he said.
He said he’s taking serious precautions after what could have been a lot worse,
“I’m moving any valuables out of my car and bringing them into my house. Making sure, not giving anybody any reason to want to break into my car.”
There were reports of two other car burglaries in Glastonbury overnight that police believe are related to the Talcott Road incident.
Glastonbury police said they are aware of an incident earlier this week in Simsbury where a shot was fired early in the morning as a resident noticed someone trying to break into a car. Police said they are investigating whether there is a connection, but they don't have any reason to believe they are related.
Anyone who may have witnessed the Glastonbury incident or who may have home surveillance video of the neighborhood is asked to call Officer John Barrett at the Glastonbury Police Department at (860) 652-4268.