NEW CANAAN, Conn. – A Michigan Road burglary in which more than $13,000 in cash, jewelry and table settings was taken is under investigation by New Canaan police.
Police said it appears the home was entered between 8:30 and 11 p.m. Friday. The residents went to their bedroom just after 11 p.m. after watching television in another section of the house when they noticed signs that someone has been in the room, including opened drawers and closets, police said.
Several pieces of jewelry worth about $8,000, including gold and diamond earrings, a wedding band and an engagement band, were missing, police said. Also taken were $500 in cash and $5,000 in sterling silver flatware. Police said a neighbor saw a couple of vehicles parked in the home’s driveway before 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
A door in the rear of the house was forced open, police said. Police were not sure whether the home had an alarm system.
In other police news:
Jewelry theft: More than $17,000 in jewelry was stolen from a Logan Road home undergoing construction, police said. The home’s resident reported last Friday that she was missing six pieces of jewelry, police said. The missing items included: a gold charm bracelet with 15 charms worth $8,000, a gold mesh-style bracelet with floral accents valued at $1,800, a $1,700 gold mesh bracelet, a gold necklace with 35 diamond-shaped gold drops valued at $2,400, a ladies mesh gold domed bracelet valued at $1,500 and a gold-bangle bracelet worth $1,600. Police said the owner last saw four of the items Easter weekend, one of them on April 25 and one of them last Tuesday. Police said workers were going in and out of the house during construction, and they are being questioned.
Theft from store: About $800 was stolen from the Red Mango frozen yogurt shop on Elm Street, police said. Someone entered the store before 8:30 p.m. last Monday and took the money from inside an office, police said. Video surveillance recorded a suspect, and the case is under investigation.