West Haven police are warning residents living in the area of Kelsey Avenue and Bassett Street to be on the lookout for suspicious activity after a burglar forced his way into two homes during the day Wednesday.
Police said the suspect broke through the front doors and stole items from the homes. According to police, the culprit may have been driving an older-model gray four-door vehicle.
West Haven Mayor Ed O'Brien called the daytime burglaries "absolutely not typical," especially for the part of the city in which they occurred.
"It's pretty unusual," he said, describing the neighborhood as "normally a nice, very low-crime area of the city."
O'Brien said police are stepping up patrols in the area and are urging residents to take every precaution and be on the lookout for unusual activity.
Anyone who notices suspicious activity or has information on the burglaries is urged to call West Haven police at 203-937-3900.