SCARSDALE, N.Y. - A Scarsdale couple received a true Halloween scare last week after they were awoken in the middle of the night by a burglar in their bedroom
Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 1, a Kensington Road couple were sleeping in the second floor of the bedroom of their multi-million dollar road when they were woken up by an intruder who had broken into the home and was standing in their bedroom.
According to one of the homeowners, the man entered the master bedroom, standing at approximately 6 feet 3 inches tall, wearing black pants and a black hooded sweatshirt that was strung closed over his face to hide his appearance.
She added that she called out to the man, thinking it was her teenage son, but the home invader didn’t respond. The suspect then entered the master bathroom, prompting the homeowner to wake her husband up to alert him someone was unlawfully in their home. The unidentified man subsequently left the bathroom, closing the bedroom door before being chased by the homeowners into the hallway, who called 911.
Upon arrival, the homeowners told police they hadn’t seen the suspect leave the residence, prompting a search of the home and area, when officers found a rear glass door that was broken and forced open. According to the police, the suspect was observed carrying a “rectangular black object” in his hand, which was determined to be a digital camera found near the front door.
The family’s housekeeper, who lives in the home, stated that she was able to see the suspect because the light in her closet was on after she was awoken by the disturbance. She said that he was holding what she believed to be a large, black knife in his right hand. The man asked the housekeeper if anyone else was in the home before asking for money.
According to the housekeeper, after she replied that she had no money, the man said “Happy Halloween, I’m Joe’s friend,” before closing the bedroom door and leaving.
Scarsdale police officers canvassed the area with negative results, and a K9 Unit from the New Rochelle Police Department was called in to assist. The dog located a small ziplock bag containing small plastic tubes that was located in the driveway and entered as evidence.
Several items were taken from the home during the burglary. The investigation into the burglary is ongoing.