Southington police are investigating two residential burglaries and an attempted burglary near Southington Country Club on Monday night in which a loaded handgun, a digital camera, cash, jewelry and military medals were taken.
Police responded to a residence on Charles Street around 6 p.m. for a report of a residential burglary and learned that a loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun was stolen from a night stand in the master bedroom, police said.
Police believe the burglary happened between 4 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
A witness reported seeing a thin clean-shaven man between 20 and 30 years old, of average height, with short hair. He was wearing khaki pants and going door to door, claiming that he was selling roofing services.
Police said a witness saw the man in the back yard of several houses in the area and said he might have been taking photographs of some of the homes in the neighborhood. Another witness reported seeing a black pickup in the area.
Police also received reports of a residential burglary and an attempted burglary on Lynn Avenue and Zwicks Farm Road where a digital camera, cash, jewelry and military medals were taken, according to police.
Southington Police detectives and a Southington Police K-9 unit responded to the scene.
Police believe that the burglar cut screens on back windows of the houses and got in that way.
Anyone who saw a man matching this description or a black pickup in the neighborhood or who has additional information should call the Southington Police Department Detective Division at (860) 621-0101.