It’s been an active year for burglary in Wilton, say police, with the latest house break-in this past Monday, July 31 bringing the total number to seven in 2017 so far. That’s more than twice the number of home robberies that occurred this time last year, according to Lt. Robert Kluk of the Wilton Police Department.

“From January to Aug. 1, 2016, we had three, and for the entire year of 2016, we had 11, so yes, they’re up a little bit,” he says.

Monday’s break-in happened at a home on St. John’s Rd., while the owner was away between 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.. Upon returning, the resident discovered that the house had been ransacked. Police report that the suspect(s) entered the house through a second-story window using a ladder that was found on the property.

Among the items reported missing were several electronic items, including a 65-inch flat screen TV, computers and sound system equipment, as well as other household goods. Police say the case is currently open and under investigation.