Londonderry police searching for suspects in home invasion, break-in
LONDONDERRY — Police are investigating two home break-ins that occurred within a three-hour span Wednesday.
As of early Wednesday evening, no arrests had been made, Detective Christopher Olson said.
Shortly before 11 a.m., police were alerted to an attempted burglary at a Mammoth Road home, less than a mile from the Londonderry Police Station. Three suspects, all wearing bandanas over their faces and knit hats, reportedly fled on foot, taking off near the power lines, police said.
Within minutes, officers had set up a staging area in the Londonderry Middle School parking lot, and a police dog team searched the surrounding areas.
The suspects remained at large Wednesday night.
Olson said the homeowner alerted police after one suspect reportedly attempted to push in an air- conditioning unit to access the house. Realizing someone was inside the home, the suspects fled, all of them wore backpacks.
Police believe the suspects may have eluded police by fleeing for an eighth of a mile and hopping into a awaiting car. A second break-in was reported several hours later.
Olson said a Noyes Road home showed signs of forced entry. A large amount of jewelry was reportedly missing when police arrived, police said. Both homes are being checked for fingerprints and other evidence. Police said the two incidents appear to be related and urged residents to keep their properties secure and keep an eye on activity in their neighborhoods.