Middlefield police are urging residents to report any unusual or suspicious activity immediately, following at least four residential burglaries in town over the past two weeks.
In the latest incident, which occurred on Tuesday, Ofc. Scott Halligan says a burglar gained entry into a home off Route 66 by breaking through a locked door.
"It's pretty much whatever they need to do to get in the house," he says.
Halligan tells Patch a neighbor reported seeing a "newer" dark blue, Dodge Caravan and described the suspect as a white male in his mid-30s with brown hair, although he said neighbors should be on the lookout for any type of unusual behavior.
"Our biggest problem is neighbors don't call us. They should call us immediately, that's our advice when in doubt."
Halligan says police are investigating at least three more residential burglaries in Middlefield last week, including one on West Street.
"They're pretty spread out. We've changed shifts to accomodate," he says.
The burglars tend to steal jewelry and electronics, Halligan says, which has lead investigators to local pawn shops in search of leads.
The burglaries in Middlefield follow a rash of recent break-ins in and .
Halligan says his advice to residents is to be on alert.
"Be vigilent. Call, call."
To report suspicious activity in your neighborhood call Troop F in Westbrook at (860) 399-2100.