Police in South Burlington say they have investigated five burglaries of residential properties on Kirby Road since the beginning of the year.

Police say the most recent burglary occurred Monday around noon and was captured on the home’s video surveillance system. Video evidence suggests that a lone man, who appears to be holding a pistol, forced his way into the home through a back door. Police said the burglar stole electronics before leaving the residence.

One resident who had his house broken into several days ago said, “As far as I know, he comes during the day, whether you’re home or whether you’re not home. Again, I just think people need to be aware that this is going on. My home is not the first house in this neighborhood this week to be broken into.”

The resident also added that they did not have a security camera at the time of the burglary. “I wish I had known there were burglaries in this area prior to my home being broken into because I might have went and gotten a security camera prior to that. Now that I have one, I find that that doesn’t matter, the people who were robbed yesterday had a security system. This person doesn’t care.”

South Burlington Police Chief Shawn Burke says that the similarities in crime makes him believe one person or a group of people are responsible for these crimes and urges everyone in the neighborhood to stay vigilant.

South Burlington Police are asking anyone with information about the burglaries to call (802) 846-4111 or email Det. Superneau at ssuperneau@southburlingtonpolice.org.