South Windsor police are calling it a crime of opportunity at a condo complex where a woman came home from work early Sunday morning to an intruder.
The 911 call came from a neighbor of the victim, who lives at the Twin Circle Drive condos.
She came home from work at around 1 a.m. on Sunday and saw a man standing in her kitchen, wearing all black, holding what she believes was a gun.
Police said the suspect, who is still on the loose, stole a small laptop from the home.
He made his way into the home through an open window.
After coming face-to-face with the suspect, the woman ran back out of her first floor condo and alerted her neighbor, who called police.
The “suspect exited through a back window, which we believe was his method of entry as well,” said South Windsor Deputy Police Chief Scott Custer.
While Connecticut State Police and the Hartford police K9 were called in, the suspect was not located.
"Surprised, yes because it is a very quiet town, but not too shocked because of the way the economy and world in general is,” said neighbor Rosaleen Templeton. “They picked up a piece of evidence out of my backyard and I know they're going to figure it out."
Templeton has been a South Windsor resident all her life and said she has always felt safe but remains vigilant, which is what police are reminding the public to do.
Police said the suspect is described as being tall and skinny and in his 20s, wearing all black clothing, a hooded sweatshirt.
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