Police in several area communities pursued a car last Friday with two men suspected of three residential burglaries that day in Fairfield.
The first break-in was reported about noon on Westport Turnpike, when the homeowner came home and found the house's front doors wide open. Rooms in the home were ransacked and two laptop computers, jewelry and a television set were missing.
About 1:30 p.m., a Congress Street homeowner heard a noise in another part of the dwelling, and then encountered two male intruders, who fled in a gold-colored Infiniti with tinted windows. The two were in the process of loading a Playstation game console into a bag. The resident was not hurt, police said.
An officer spotted the car and followed it north on the Merritt Parkway. The suspects' car left the highway at Exit 48 in Trumbull, and was followed down to Madison Avenue, just north of the Westfield Trumbull shopping mall, where pursuers lost sight of the vehicle.
Police dispatches said the license plate on the car may have been stolen and belonged on a white Kia registered in Meriden. .
It's believed that a third burglary reported that same day, also on Congress Street, is related to the other two. In that instance, an alarm company notified the homeowner around 11:40 a.m. Friday that there was an activated alarm at the home. The homeowners told the alarm company to cancel the call. But when they arrived home around 4:40 p.m., found the front door wide open and drawers ransacked. Several jewelry boxes were missing.
One of the suspects is described as about 6 feet, 1 inch tall, with a thin beard and skinny build. The second is described as stocky, about 5 feet, 6 inches tall with "spiky" hair and no facial hair.