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Daytime Burglaries Continue in Higganum and Haddam

Police are asking residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious vehicles or activity taking place in their neighborhoods immediately.

 

Residents in the Higganum and Haddam area continue to be targeted by thieves, who are taking advantage of homeowners while they are away during the daytime hours.

Police are reporting two more residential burglaries that took place on Monday, Jan. 14.

A burglary that took place at a home on Grapevine Road in Higganum resulted in the theft of a 27-inch Sony flat-screen TV and jewelry. One particular piece of jewelry has been described as a woman's 18-karat gold bracelet, with  a unique stamp on the clasp that notes 18k gold in German.

Entry into the building was made through an unlocked side door. A possible witness to the incident, who initially hadn't called police at the time, described a white male suspect wearing black clothing and carrying a white sack.

At about 2:30 p.m., the suspect was observed walking away from the victim's home, then being picked up by someone driving a small, tan older model pick-up truck, possibly a Chevy S-10 model.

A second burglary on the same day, that occurred on Walkley Hill Road in Haddam resulted in the theft of more jewelry and a black Lenovo laptop computer. Entry had been forced through the back door of the home.

Anyone with information that could help police solve either of these cases is encouraged to contact the Haddam Resident Troopers' Office at 860-345-2769, or the Connecticut State Police, Troop F in Westbrook at 1-800-256-5761.

Information provided by TFC Enrico Milardo of the Haddam Resident Troopers' Office.

Barbi Batchelder January 22, 2013 at 12:15 AM
Police in the surrounding towns of Durham, Middlefield, Middletown and Cromwell have experienced multiple burglary reports as well, involving a suspect vehicle of the same description as mentioned in the above article. I just received some encouraging news from TFC Milardo, who told me that some suspects have been identified, and the Haddam Resident Troopers' Office is currently following up on leads, in conjunction with the other local police departments. There will also be a special "Crime Watch & Safety Meeting" tomorrow night, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Nathan Hale-Ray High School in East Haddam tomorrow night: http://thehaddams-killingworth.patch.com/events/crime-watch-safety-meeting-east-haddam
Kelly Loomis January 22, 2013 at 01:45 PM
That is excellent news, Barbi! And, "Observer", nice observation. What I meant to say was , they are generally doing these break ins when people are at work (or somewhere for an extended period of time), homes with long drive ways and locations that are not high traffic areas. Whatever, my improper use of a word was, the fact of the matter is that these people need to be caught. They've been getting away with dozens of thefts and it's not fair that hardworking people can't go to work/leave their home without the fear of being looted!
Keep the river front for all of us January 22, 2013 at 08:23 PM
I PRAY that you are CORRECT..............this has gone on too long. At least East Haddam is having a town meeting tonight to discuss their similar problem........I think I will go to THEIR meeting for some hints.
Observor January 22, 2013 at 09:19 PM
There are several drug-addicted East Haddam burglars now in prison and they have been replaced by a new group of drug addicts. When they are sent up yet another group will form. We've got to eliminate the drugs if we want to eliminate the robberies.

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