Police: Burglars Strike Two Fairfield Homes On The Same Street

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Fairfield police were looking for a pair of men they believe are connected to two burglaries that occurred on Congress Street, police said. 

On Friday, officers were called to a house on Congress Street after the residents returned home to find the front door wide open and rooms rifled through, police said.

The residents told officers the alarm had gone off and said they had cancelled the alarm after the company called them, police said. 

An undisclosed amount of jewelry was taken from the house, police said. 

A second call was received at around 1:30 p.m. Friday as a resident of another home on Congress Street said two men had broken into the house, police said.

The resident heard a noise on the second floor while he was working from home and went upstairs to investigate, police said. He saw two Hispanic men going through a room and taking a Playstation and games, police said. He yelled at the two men, who ran past him and got into a gold sedan, police said.

Officers located a car matching that description with two men in it and attempted to stop it, police said. The driver of the car engaged the officers in a pursuit on the Merritt Parkway into Bridgeport, police said.

Bridgeport, Trumbull and Fairfield officers attempted to find the car after the Fairfield patrol car lost sight of it near Madison Avenue and Chestnut Hill, police said.

Police said the two incidents may be connected. 

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