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Thief strikes while Hamden homeowners sleep

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Police in Hamden are looking for whoever broke into a home and stole several items while the homeowners were asleep.

They said it happened on Morse Street and officers arrived on the scene around 5 a.m.

They said the homeowners reported that several items were taken, including a wallet and a vehicle.

The stolen vehicle was described as a blue 2012 Ford Escape with registration 1AH-DR7.

Police said the burglary happened between 2 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.

The suspect removed a kitchen window screen to do it.

Police said they're investigating a wave of burglaries in the south end of the city.

"Its unfortunate that we have to not feel safe where we live," said Leila Davis, of Hamden. She said she could feel her skin crawling after learning that a nearby neighbor on Morse Street was victimized.

The homeowner said the burglar first tried to get in through the bathroom window before removing the screen to the kitchen window. The homeowner also said she parks her car on her front lawn under a flood light because she has had cars stolen before.

"I'm just shocked, I can't believe someone has the audacity to go into someone's home when they're sleeping in the middle of the night. Its just very scary," said Kashual Laing of Hamden.

This isn't the only incident police are investigating.

The first happened on June 23 on Rolfe Road. Between 1:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. The home was entered through a kitchen window. A wallet and a 2014 Volkswagen Passat was stolen.

On June 26, a resident of Twinbrooke Road reported returning home at 10 p.m. to find a silver colored newer model sedan parked in his driveway. A man emerged from the back of the house and the homeowner said it had been burglarized.

The suspect was described as a middle-aged man who was tall, had short hair.

On June 27, another burglary reportedly happened on Fairview Avenue between 1:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. The suspect went in through a rear kitchen window and snatched electronics. A bike was left at the scene and a black Mongoose mountain bike was taken from the home.

A robbery/home invasion in progress was reported on June 28. This happened on Beldon Road.

Police said a resident reported hearing a knock on the side door and saw a man wearing a dark jacket and jeans. The man asked if a certain individual was home, but the resident said the man had the wrong address.

However, the man refused to leave and asked for money. The homeowner gave him $5, but he still wouldn't leave. Police said the homeowner tried to push the door closed, but the man pushed it back in her face and entered the kitchen.

He forced the woman into the cellar door and into a stairwell, police said. The homeowner escaped through a basement door and went to a neighbor's for help.

The suspect was seen leaving in a four-door sedan.

Police said they have added extra patrols in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hamden Police Department at (203) 230-4040.

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