HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH)-- A Hamden neighborhood is on edge Wednesday night, after burglars hit a house while the people who live there were inside sleeping.
"You feel violated. You do. There's no doubt about it," said Michael DeLucia, Hamden.
Hamden residents got a rude awakening in their homes after they were the victims of cat burglars overnight.
"We woke up because we heard the voices, but the voices were the Hamden police department who were on scene because my neighbor had the alarm and gotten them here quickly," said DeLucia.
Hamden police say homeowners on Paradise Avenue were burglarized while they were sleeping. The cat burglars got away with quick cash.
"I would never expect it here. I don't think most people in this neighborhood ever bother to lock their doors," said DeLucia.
The house was an easy target for thrives. The burglars broke the screen, before noticing the side door was open and walked right in.
The thieves didn't end there. They tried getting into the house next door.
"They tried one of the side windows, because easy access, they don't really need a ladder or anything. They can climb right through," said Mike Blake.
Residents say they're going to lock it up in the future.
"I will lock my doors, the windows will be nicely checked every night," said Blake.
Common sense advice from police. They say make sure your doors are locked and make sure your windows have good locks. And if you have a gate, make sure there's a lock. Also, keep houses well-lit.
If you see anybody suspicious, make sure you call police.
HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- Police in Hamden are investigating after a local home was burglarized while the residents slept Tuesday.
The burglary happened around 3:45 a.m., at a home on Paradise Ave.
According to police, the homeowner observed a flashlight shining through a side window. The homeowner then saw the suspect running through his backyard.
While searching the area, police noticed a patio chair, underneath an open rear window, on a neighboring residence.
Police said when officers announced their presence, the two occupants responded from an upstairs bedroom.
After investigating, police determined that the home had been burglarized while the residents were sleeping.
An undisclosed amount of money was taken.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hamden Police Department Detective Division at (203) 230-4040.
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