Neighbors jolted by widespread car burglaries in Clinton

Clinton police are looking for these four suspects. (Clinton PD)

Clinton police are looking for suspects who broke into at least 25 cars Saturday morning in the areas of Dogwood Lane, Rocky Ledge Drive, Hurd Bridge Road, Fairy Dell Road and Ironworks Road.

"It's uncomfortable to live in your home and to know someone was in your driveway," said Dogwood Lane resident Ann Marie Fagan whose car was burglarized during the night while she slept.

"I looked and saw somebody passing by my window," said Fagan. "I was a little unnerved by that because that doesn't happen here."

When Fagan looked, she told Eyewitness News that a Clinton police officer was responding to the break-ins in her both of her cars.

"The doors were open and they gone through the glove compartment and tossed everything," said Fagan. "They had tossed everything out of the center compartment, in both cars."

Clinton Police said numerous items including money, credit cards, and other valuables were stolen during the overnight thefts. The suspects also stole three cars, and a semi-automatic handgun. Police were able to trace at least four suspects responsible for the thefts who have since used a stolen credit card from a victim in town in a Hamden store.

"We were able to secure video surveillance of four suspects going into the store," said Sergeant Jeremiah Dunn. Police have released stills from the surveillance video in hopes that the public will recognize the suspects.

Others in Clinton whose cars were burglarized told Eyewitness News they are hoping for justice, but are unsure of the thieve's motives.

"Maybe it's the holiday season and people are looking for things," said Clinton resident Mike Guertin.

Police warned residents to keep their homes and vehicles locked at all times, do not leave keys in the car and remove all valuables from the vehicles.

Police are urging those who may encounter these suspects to call police immediately, as the suspects are believed to be armed and dangerous, at 860-669-0451.

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