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Police investigate burglaries occurring while residents sleep

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The Hamden Police Department is investigating burglaries that occurred while residents were sleeping in their homes.

Two burglaries were reported at homes on Todd Street and West Woods Road on Sunday.

The resident on Todd Street learned about the break-in after they heard his dog barking and found his cellar door open. The resident on West Woods Road found her basement window broken and basement door open, police said.

It is unclear if anything was taken from the homes. 

Investigators said they believe the suspects were looking for valuables in basements, garages and motor vehicles parked in garages.

Police are looking to see if the burglaries are connected.

On Sept. 17, someone broke into a home on Paradise Avenue around 3:45 a.m. Police said the suspect used patio furniture to get access to the home.

The homeowner on Paradise Avenue told police that money was taken from his home, but it is unclear how much was taken.

"They are very brazen," said Hamden Police Capt. Ronald Smith. "They are breaking into home when people are asleep they can turn catastrophic if homeowner awakes it can be much worse."

Following the burglaries, police are warning residents to lock their doors and windows before going to bed. Residents are also advised to make sure their home is "well-illuminated" and items are away from their windows.

No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with any information is asked to Hamden Police Department at 203-230-4040.

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