Burglar Gets Through Open Garage Window, Confronted by Resident

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A resident of a home on Pleasant Street yelled a burglar rummaging around in a vehicle parked in the garage late at night on Saturday, Feb. 21, then locked the door leading into the house and called police.

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When police arrived, the burglar was gone, out the open window that had been used to get into the garage. Police found a bicycle stuck half-way out the window, apparently in an attempt to steal it as the burglar fled.

The incident occurred during a week when unlocked vehicles were being entered by thieves overnight in the same area.

Police gave this further information about the incident:

At about 10:30 p.m., the 45-year-old resident was in his living room when he heard loud noises from the garage in the lower level of the house.

The man went into the garage to find the dome light on in his wife’s vehicle and heard a kind of commotion from the driver’s side of the vehicle. That’s when he yelled out and got out of the garage, locking the door behind him. He called 911 at 10:37 p.m.

An E-ZPass and $50 in cash was stolen from the man’s 2010 Land Rover SUV.

Police searched the neighborhood for the man, but only found a bicycle left on the corner of the Post Road and Hollow Tree Ridge Road. They don’t know if it was in any way linked to the burglary.