The Southington Police Department is investigating a recent string of house break-ins where military medals, a loaded gun and jewelry were stolen from the residences.
One victim, who did not want to be identified, said he was surprised that suspects would target his neighborhood.
"I came in from work one day and someone was in my house," He said. "They had turned my TV off and my lights were on; everything was open."
According to police, officers were called to a reported burglary at home on Charles Street around 6 p.m.
Upon arrival, investigators discovered that a loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun, was taken from the homeowner's bedroom nightstand.
Witnesses told police a white man, who was between 20 to 30 years old, of an average height and thin build was seen in the area asking people if they needed roofing services.
Investigators said they believe that the burglary happened between 4 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
Police said another residential burglary and an attempted break-in were Lynn Avenue and Zwicks Farm Road respectably.
During the burglaries, digital camera, cash, jewelry and military medals were stolen, police said.
Investigators said they believe the suspect or suspects were cutting window screens to gain access to the homes.
"I thought this was a nice neighborhood, but apparently that's what people look for, the nice neighborhoods," the victim said.
Anyone with any information about the recent break-ins is asked to call police at 860-621-0101.
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