House burglarized while residents sleep

GUILDERLAND — A single-family home in the 3300 block of East Lydius Street was burglarized in the the early morning hours of Feb. 8, between 12: 30 and 5:30 a.m., while the residents were at home, according to Deputy Chief Curtis Cox of the Guilderland Police.

The people who lived in the home discovered the burglary later that same morning, Cox said; there had not been any contact between them and the burglar or burglars.

The Criminal Investigation Unit of the Guilderland Police reminded residents to lock the doors of their vehicles and homes and to report any suspicious activity, in a Feb. 8 press release from the department.

Several weeks ago, on Jan. 17, the Guilderland Police issued a press release warning that “numerous” larcenies from unlocked motor vehicles had occurred in the Westmere and McKownville areas of town.

Bethlehem had experienced many thefts from cars during a single night about a month before that, in December 2018.

Any information can be reported to Investigator Charles Tanner or any member of the Criminal Investigation Unit, the release says, at 518-356-1501.

The Guilderland Police made an arrest on Jan. 31 in a case of an attempted daytime burglary that had occurred in last September at an occupied residence, on Landbridge Drive in the Twenty West development near the town hall. Police say that David Andino, 49, of Albany, threw a large rock through a window of a home on Landbridge Drive on Sept. 24, 2018 with the intention of entering the residence to commit a burglary.

A press release issued at the time said that Andino was “one of the suspects” in that attempted break-in and that that case remains “open and pending.”

Cox said he did not know if the other suspects in that earlier attempted break-in could be involved in the Feb. 9 incident. East Lydius Street is three miles along Carman Road from Landbridge Drive.



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