Victim Fired Shot at Suspected Burglar in Tolland: Police

A victim fired a gun during what state police said was a burglary in Tolland Tuesday and investigators are searching for the burglars. 

State troopers from Troop C in Tolland responded to a home on Peter Green Road around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday to investigate a burglary and a resident said he arrived home to find a pickup in his driveway, backed up near the garage. 

The homeowner approached the woman sitting in the passenger seat and she said she and the man were lost and looking for directions from the victim’s neighbor, police said. 

As the resident was speaking with the woman he heard noise behind him, turned around and saw a middle-age man running toward him with something in his hand, police said. 

The victim feared for his safety, pulled a handgun that he carries and shot at the man, who got into the pickup and fled, police said. 

No injuries were reported and police said the victim legally owns the handgun.

Police said the back kitchen sliding glass door to the house had been smashed in. 

The male who left the scene was last seen wearing a work-type shirt with reflective markings, a baseball cap, camouflage pants and work boots. He was in a full-size, late-model dark-color pickup, possibly a Dodge, four-door or extended cab with a large plastic barrel in the pickup bed. 

Connecticut State Police detectives from Eastern District Major Crime responded to the scene and are investigating. 

Anyone with information or who knows the burglars should call call Detective Hoague at 860-896-3236, Troop C 860-896-3200 or text TIP711 with any information to 274637. 

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