A Hoydens Lane residence was burglarized Wednesday between 1 and 2:30 p.m., police said.

The resident left home about 1 p.m., and on returning, found the dwelling had been entered via a kitchen window, which was knocked in. The intruder opened dresser drawers and a jewelry box in the master bedroom, police said.

Police detectives are working with the owner to determine which items may have been taken. The thief may have been staking out the property, police added.