NEW CANAAN, Conn. – Taking the time to secure your home can help prevent incidents like the scary home invasion Saturday in New Canaan, Sgt. Carol Ogrinc said.
“You’ve just got to be careful to lock your doors, even if you’re just going out for the day,” Ogrinc said Monday as police continued their investigation into the home invasion at a Lambert Road residence early Saturday morning. “If you have an alarm system, you really need to use it.”
New Canaan Police said two men entered the Lambert Road home after midnight Saturday. Officers said they awakened a 60-year-old woman when they tried to remove a bracelet from her arm. One of the pair bound her with rope and placed a pillow over her face while the other collected valuables from the home. The men left shortly afterward, making off with about $25,000 in silverware and $15,000 in jewelry, including five rings worth $3,000 each.
Police said the woman was not injured, but could not provide a description of the intruders, though she said she heard them leave in a vehicle. The woman said she felt something cold against her face but was not sure if either man was carrying a weapon.
Police said there was a home entry last October on Hawks Hill Road where intruders stole items while the occupants were sleeping.
Police found no signs of forced entry in Saturday's incident and said the home did not have an alarm. “This is pretty unusual,” Ogrinc said. “They were quiet, knew what they wanted and left,” she said.
Ogrinc said it’s important to lock doors and activate alarms, especially now as families take vacations.
Ogrinc said the Lambert Road victim did the right thing in not attempting to fight off the burglars. “You don’t want to make them angry,” she said. “Every situation is different. You can replace property, but your safety is the priority.”
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