Southington Police are investigating a residential burglary on Charles Street that involved the theft of a loaded handgun.
At 6 p.m. on Monday, April 1, police were called to a home on Charles Street, where a loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun was stolen from a night stand in the master bedroom.
A witness observed a white male, 20 to 30 years old, average height, thin build, short hair, clean shaven and wearing khaki pants in the area going door to door claiming that he was selling roofing services. This male was observed in the rear yard of several homes in the area and he may have been taking photographs of some of the homes in the neighborhood.
Another witness reported seeing a black pick up truck in the area.
Time frame of the burglary was on April 1, between 4 and 5:15 p.m.
In addition, one other residential burglary and one attempted burglary were reported on Lynn Avenue and Zwicks Farm Road. During these incidents, a digital camera, cash, jewelry and military medals were taken from the residences.
Southington Police Detectives and a Southington Police K-9 unit responded to the scene to assist in the investigations.
It appears that the suspect(s) gained entry into the residences through the rear windows by cutting the screens.
Anyone who witnessed this male or black pick up truck in the neighborhood or who may have any additional information is asked to call the Southington Police Department Detective Division at (860) 621-0101.