Several homes were entered illegally in Hastings Thursday night—police believe suspects gained access through unlocked or open first-story windows, Village Manager Fran Frobel said.
In most cases, residents were home at the time of the break-ins, Frobel said. But no one was injured.
Officials would not say how many homes were entered nor reveal what was stolen, citing this as an ongoing investigation.
In a letter to the community, Mayor Peter Swiderski wrote: "[The suspetct] was spotted and scared off by a resident and remains at large. This individual may be responsible for a series of similar burglaries in Yonkers. While no one wants to worry about these sorts of incidents here in our village, they unfortunately happen."
Frobel added: "The main thrust of the [police] chief's message was to keep your windows closed and locked," Frobel said.