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Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
November 12, 2009


     On 11-12-2009 at about 8:20 a.m State Police at Troop E received a report of a car fire on Montville Road and the intersection of Leffingwell Road in the town of Montville.  Montville Police department and State Police personnel and local fire departments responded to the scene and located the vehicle, which was fully engulfed.  Investigation revealed that the vehicle was last registered to a residence on Cook Hill Road in Griswold, and troopers were dispatched to this location to check with homeowner about the vehicle.

     State Police Troopers arrived at the location on Cook Hill Road and upon checking the residence, heard sounds from inside.  Troopers knocked and received no answer, and subsequently forced entrance into the residence.  Troopers discovered the residence had been subject to a home invasion.  The owners of the residence were located inside the residence unharmed, but had been tied up.  Troopers determined that unknown suspect(s) had entered the sometime around 1 a.m., and that the homeowner had some type of employee/employer relationship with Graders Jewelers located at 561 West Main Street in Norwich.

     State Police immediately contacted Norwich Police Department to respond to Graders Jewelers.  Norwich Police along with State Police responded to the jewelry store and determined that is had been burglarized. The scene was secured, and State Police Eastern District Major Crime Squad responded to process the scene and initiate a criminal investigation into this incident.  This case remains active and under investigation.

     The identities of the victim(s) are being withheld at that time due to the ongoing and active investigation.  There is no suspect(s) description at this time.

    Anyone who was in the area of Montville/Leffingwell Road in Montville, or Cook Hill Road in Griswold area and observed any suspicious person(s) or vehicle(s) is asked to contact the State Police at (860) 848-6500 and all calls will be kept confidential.


Sgt. H. Chris Johnson