The Hudson Police Department is investigating two Nov. 30 burglaries that appear to be related.
Two Knollshire Drive homeowners returned home after work just before 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and found that someone had broken into their home and taken more than $13,000 in various world currency and more than $1,000 in jewelry. Dispatch advised the couple, who had walked through the house, to leave until police arrived.
Police found that someone had entered the home by prying open the rear patio sliding door, which had been locked, according to police. "The house was in disarray," according to the police report. The master bedroom appeared to have bore the brunt of the ransacking, according to police, because all the drawers from the dressers were "strewn about the room."
Missing items included: $2,000 in U.S. currency, $500 in euro currency, $10,000 in Japanese currency, $200 in British currency, a pearl necklace valued at $500, and a gold diamond ring valued at $500. The homeowners also reported other pieces of jewelry were missing, according to police. The family was still compiling a list of missing items at the time of this writing.
Police believe a similar break-in on Willshire Park Drive on the same night is related to the Knollshire Drive incident.
Police were called to the second break-in at 7:12 p.m. The homeowners had returned home to find the window to a rear door had been broken and the window screen removed, according to police.
Police said a gold necklace was the only item reported missing and it appeared that the alleged burglar or burglars were interrupted, perhaps by the residents returning home. Police did not report the value of the necklace.