Teen's quick thinking saves home from robber
SOUTHBURY, Conn. (NBC) -- A Southbury teen got an unwelcome surprise upon entering her Skyview Drive home after school on Wednesday.
As she walked in one door, she heard a burglar running out another.
The quick thinking 15-year old noticed the intruder jump into a Blue SUV and leave following her school bus.
“First thing I did was call my friend on the bus and asked if she saw the license plate,” said the teen whose identity is being held. “Another kid on the bus got the license plate.”
Police describe the suspect as a 5’10 white or Hispanic man with short dark hair and weighing 185-200 pounds.
They believe he was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt and white pants. He may have been driving a Blue Ford Explorer with Connecticut license plates. The first three digits on those plates are 7-3-7.
Neighbors on the street remain alarmed. This break-in follows two from last October. They say the homes were burglarized immediately following Storm Sandy. All the homes on the street were without power at that time.
“I’ve been hearing over the past couple months about a house here, a house there that got broken into,” said Thomas Shea, a Sky View Drive resident.
“You think it’s a nice quiet neighborhood here in Southbury and then you hear this. Its kind of scary.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call Southbury police.