Police hunt for man suspected in two burglaries
Updated 2:33 pm, Friday, February 3, 2017
FAIRFIELD — Police are investigating two early morning commercial burglaries they believe are connected.
Officers first responded just before 2 a.m. on Wednesday to an audible alarm at Star Towing, 350 Jennings Road. They arrived to find the front door’s glass shattered but still in place.
A man was seen on surveillance video hiding between parked cars on the property around 1:51 a.m. The man walked up to the front door, threw an unknown object at the bottom glass, grabbed ahold of the metal bar with both hands, and pulled the door open.
An empty cash drawer was taken, and the man left heading down Jennings Road toward Longfellow Avenue.
According to police, there was a seven-minute delay between the alarm activation and the call to police from the alarm company.
About 20 minutes later, a similar burglary happened, and police again responded to an active alarm, this time at Pepe’s Pizza, 238 Commerce Drive. Officers found the lock cylinder to the front door missing and the business’ cash drawer on the floor.
Police dogs from Fairfield and Norwalk were able to track from both locations in the direction of Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport, but could not locate the suspect.