Police search for 'suspicious' man who tried to get in Milford home

The Milford Police Department is searching for this man. (WFSB)

Police are searching for a suspicious man, who tried to get into a Milford home twice over the past few days.

Investigators said the unidentified man tried to get into home on Cedarhurst Lane on Thursday around 3 a.m. and again on Monday around 2:45 a.m.

The homeowner, Sandy Gerber, was on vacation while a man tried to burglarize her home.

"What bothers me most is he might've thought we were home and he's somebody whose gonna come in the house when we're home and I don't know what his intentions are," Gerber said.

Police said the man was trying to open the screen door to see if it was unlocked.

When the doorbell rings, police said a video camera inside the doorbell was activated.

Fortunately, the suspect ran off after realizing the interior door is locked.

Gerber got the surveillance footage, thanks to the Ring Video Doorbell surveillance system, which she had only purchased a few days before her trip.

"I'm very happy with it, very happy, absolutely priceless," Gerber said, adding that she is especially happy with the system, which sends the video to her phone.

"It's the unknown that's more frightening than anything else. How dare you try to break into my home, it takes a lot of moxie," Gerber said.

Police described the suspect as a light skinned man, who was wearing a Yankees baseball cap, gloves and a face covering.

Anyone with any information about the suspect is asked to call the Milford Police Department at 203-878-6551 or at 203-783-4732. People can also email mlima@ci.milford.ct.us or click here.

To see photos of the suspect on your mobile device, click here.

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