Two condos entered in the early morning, police say
PERU — Two Connecticut couples reported to police Saturday morning that someone had entered their respective homes in the early morning hours and taken some items, according to Vermont State Police.
In a press release, Trooper Kim McLeod said police were contacted around 8:45 a.m. Saturday by Arthur and Judy Steinburg, of Riverside, Conn., and Fredrick and Carroll Tobin, of Darien, Conn.
Both couples said they believed someone had entered their homes at the Birches at Bromley Village in Peru sometime between 2 and 2:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Both families described being woken up during the night and both discovered the front door was left open. Snow within the condominiums indicated someone had entered the homes while the families were asleep.
At both homes, items were taken that were close to the entry door.
One of the residents, who police didn’t identify, observed the dome light was on in his vehicle so he went outside to start the vehicle to be sure the battery wasn’t dead. The man saw a suspicious vehicle, backed in near the woodshed.
The man told police he saw what he believed to be a white or cream-colored small vehicle, which looked like a Jeep, with a person sitting in the driver’s seat and the lights shut off. He said that a short time after he went outside to start his vehicle, the person in the Jeep turned the lights on and drove away.
The case remains under investigation but McLeod asked anyone who has any information about the incidents to call the Vermont State Police barracks in Rockingham at 875-2112.
McLeod also reminded residents to lock the doors of their homes and vehicles at night.