Shelton police: Four armed men enter Kneen St. homes

Shelton Police

Shelton Police

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SHELTON — Police are searching for four masked men armed with handguns who allegedly broke into two homes on Kneen Street Sunday night.

A Kneen Street resident called police about 9:30 p.m. to report a burglary in progress. Police said the witness claimed to observe four men, wearing all black clothing with black masks, enter a Kneen Street home.

When police arrived at the scene, Lt. Robert Kozlowsky said, officers learned that the four individuals went into one home — apparently by mistake — and allegedly stole the residents’ cellular phones. The four men then went into a neighboring home, which Kozlowsky said was the home they had truly targeted.

“This was not a random act,” Kozlowsky said. “It appears that they entered the first home by accident. What we understand is that the second home they entered was the specific residence that was targeted.”

Koslowsky said no shots were fired, and no one was reported injured. He said the resident of the second home entered is still determining what, if anything, was stolen.

The investigation is ongoing, Kozlowsky said. Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to the Shelton Police Department Detective Bureau at 203-924-1544.