As of today, Captain Geoffrey Morgan said there have been on Meadow Circle Road off of Windmill Hill Road and one attempted break-in. A possible suspect is believed to be a white male, thin build, wearing a dark colored tank top. He was last seen Wednesday, Sept. 5 around noon in the area of 28 Meadow Circle Rd.
“Our hypothesis,” said Morgan, is that it might be someone who is comfortable with the area.”
So far, no burglaries have occurred when a resident was home, but Morgan said several of the victims came home during the incidents, which scared the suspect or suspects off. At this point, Morgan said the department is unsure if there’s more than one suspect but they feel confident that the same person or people has committed all the burglaries in the area.
The suspect appears to have entered the homes through unlocked windows or doors and Morgan emphasized the importance of residents locking up. Items stolen include jewelry and electronic devices like computers.
Yesterday Branford Police issued a message to more than 500 residents of the area, a mostly residential part of town nearby and . Residents are asked to call the police tip line at 203-481-4241 with any information. “Call police right away,” said Morgan, “even if you think it’s a neighborhood kid in your backyard.” Tips can also be anonymous, added Morgan.
Officers will be patrolling the area in full force today said Morgan, but he added that the department is not quick to drop their guard. “It wouldn’t be uncommon to see it slow down for a few days then pick back up.”
DNA samples taken from the crime scenes will be sent off for processing through at some point this month as police continue to actively investigate the area.