Monroe Police: Dunkin’ Donuts burglar may have struck twice

A window on the side of Dunkin' Donuts was still boarded up Friday, in the aftermath of a burglary at the store at 230 Roosevelt Drive Thursday.

MONROE, CT — Police are investigating a burglary of the Dunkin’ Donuts at 230 Roosevelt Drive early Thursday morning, in which the suspect smashed a side window to enter the store.

Surveillance video showed a suspect wearing blue jeans, a dark gray sweatshirt, black shoes and a mask covering his entire face break in, then drive off in a dark gray sedan. Officers responded to the burglar alarm at 2:47 a.m. Nothing was taken, police said.

Moments later, Seymour police told Monroe officers a suspect with a similar description and vehicle entered a Dunkin’ Donuts through a smashed window on Route 34 in their town.

Shelton police later found an abandoned vehicle, reported stolen out of New Haven, in the Woodside Plaza parking lot on Bridgeport Avenue, where there is also a Dunkin’ Donuts. Police said they believe the car may have been used in the Monroe and Seymour burglaries.

Trespassing at the park

A Purdy Hill Road couple received fines for simple trespass Wednesday night, after police officers reportedly found them at Great Hollow Lake after closing for the second time this month.

Police said officers saw a blue Honda Civic leave the park driveway on Purdy Hill Road on Sept. 7 and followed it to the home of a 53-year-old man and 50-year-old woman, who reportedly said they were looking for a gold bracelet they had lost. Both were issued warnings for simple trespass.

The officers checked the park to ensure there was no vandalism, police said.

At approximately 8:21 p.m. on Wednesday, officers observed the same vehicle, unoccupied and parked at the end of the driveway — then saw the couple walking out of the park.

The couple told officers they were walking the trails, while still looking for their lost jewelry. Both were issued tickets for simple trespass.

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