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Ridgefield Police: Knife-Wielding Man Forced His Way Into Home

The Ridgefield Police Department say multiple burglaries and a vehicle break-in were reported from Oct. 31 to Nov. 5.
The Ridgefield Police Department say multiple burglaries and a vehicle break-in were reported from Oct. 31 to Nov. 5. Photo Credit: File photo

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Multiple home burglaries and a vehicle break-in in the same part of town were reported last week, including one incident in which a knife-wielding man forced his way into a home, according to the Ridgefield police.

On Saturday, Oct. 31 at 5:45 p.m., a burglary on Mamanasco Road was reported, police said. The home was burglarized between 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, and 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, police said.

About $180 cash as well as costume jewelry was reported missing, police said. Rooms were ransacked and forced entry was used to gain access, according to the police report.

The same residence on Mamanasco Road was burglarized again on Sunday, Nov. 1, between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., police said.

Rooms were ransacked, and items were intentionally destroyed, however it does not appear that anything was taken during the second incident, police said. Forced entry was used to gain access, officials say.

On Monday, Nov. 2, a resident on Old Sib Road reported a vehicle break-in, police said. A side window on the vehicle was smashed and several credit and debit cards as well as a cellphone were reported missing, police said. Police said the incident occurred between noon Sunday, Nov. 1, and 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2.

At 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, a resident on Mamanasco Road reported that her home had been broken into, police said.

The resident had answered the door and found a white male suspect who was carrying a knife, police said. He forced his way into the home, police said.

He was described as 5-foot-5, 20 to 25 years old, and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and high-top sneakers, police said. An undetermined amount of cash was reported missing, police said.

On Thursday, Nov. 5, between 7:40 a.m. and 4:10 p.m., a residence was burglarized on Ledges Road, police said. Entry was forced, and a laptop computer was reported missing, police say.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents or who may have seen anything suspicious in those areas is encouraged to call the Ridgefield Police Department at 203-438-6531 or the anonymous tip line at 203-431-2345.

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