Windsor Locks police warn homeowners about rash of burglaries

Windsor Locks Police

WINDSOR LOCKS — The Windsor Locks Police Department said their town has experienced a rash of home burglaries over the past month, one as recently as Wednesday night.

They said forced entry was used in most of the incidents, where suspects forced open doors, pushed window air conditioning units in, tried sliding doors and forcing windows open, police said in a warning Thursday.

Police said all of the robberies happened during the evening and overnight hours when it was dark. In some cases, police said, the suspects did not gaining entry even though evidence showed they try to break in.

Police said most of the homes were unoccupied at the time of the burglaries. Police said a some of the items stolen were jewelry, personal items and guns.

Wednesday night’s suspects were hiding in the darkness but drove off before police could catch them.

“We ask again that you all lock your home and car doors,” police wrote. “Be aware and remain vigilant.”

Areas affected to date:

  • Cypress
  • Reed Cir.
  • S. Center
  • Bel-Aire (2)
  • Heather Ln.
  • Garry
  • Tinker
  • Birdge
  • Briarcliff