Investigation shifts in Niskayuna home burglary

Police looking into victim's contacts for possible suspects

NISKAYUNA — The investigation into a Thursday burglary that led to an elderly resident suffering injuries continued Friday as investigators looked into whether he may have been targeted.

Police were called to the home on Ruffner Road just after 4:30 a.m. Thursday. The resident reported awakening to at least two people inside his residence. The man then suffered minor injuries in some type of interaction with the suspects, police said.

The suspects made off with multiple items from the residence, including cash and electronics, police said. The resident did not require medical attention.

Police said Friday that they have no other reports of burglaries in the area. 

Deputy Police Chief Michael Stevens said that, while they can’t rule out a random crime, they’re looking into any contacts the man may have had for possible suspects.

“We’re in the information gathering stage, but we’re still working,” Stevens said.

Police are asking anyone in the area of Rosendale Estates during the overnight hours Wednesday to Thursday who may have observed suspicious vehicles, people or other activities to contact police.

The single burglary report is in contrast to a string of burglaries reported in Niskayuna neighborhoods that included Rosendale Estates and Avon Crest in November 2013.

Police then investigated four burglaries and one attempted burglary that happened over a period of three days. The burglar or burglars in those cases made off with jewelry and cash.

In one of those cases, the homeowners were home and asleep at the time of the break-in.

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