An off-duty Duxbury police officer taking a nap Monday afternoon got a rude awakening when a burglar burst into his bedroom, Duxbury police said. The burglar is still on the loose.
The man broke into the officer’s home on Lincoln Street in Duxbury at 1 p.m., police said in a statement.
The burglar ran into an upstairs bedroom where the officer was sleeping, but when the officer confronted the man, he quickly ran out of the home, police said.
Duxbury police, State Police, and Marshfield police responded to the scene and searched the area for two hours using K-9 units, police said.
Duxbury police issued a reverse 911 call to notify residents when the search first began and again when the search came up empty, police said.
The burglary remains under investigation and appears to be linked to several other incidents that occurred in the area Monday, including one in the Toby Garden section of Duxbury and multiple burglaries in Kingston and Pembroke, police said.
All of the other break-ins were during the day at unoccupied homes.
Police believe the same individual or individuals who broke into the unoccupied homes also entered the Lincoln Street home and may not have known that the off-duty officer was home, police said.
The suspect is described as a white male in his late 20s, 6 feet tall, weighing 200 pounds, with a trimmed goatee and thin mustache, police said.
The man was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a Boston Bruins logo and brown or tan carpenter’s pants, police said.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Duxbury police at 781-934-5656.Melissa Werthmann can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.