Cars Damaged in Attempted Theft of SUV on Douglas Road


An attempt to steal an unlocked SUV from a driveway failed last week because the suspects couldn’t steer it around other cars parked there, police said.

The key fob had been left inside the Mazda CX5 on Douglas Road, according to a press release issued by New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski.

Yet it also was “blocked in by other vehicles parked in the driveway,” Krolikowski said in the press release.

“The Mazda sustained front end, right rear, and left side damage and another vehicle in the driveway sustained damage to the left front area,” he said.

Police responded to the attempted car theft at about 7:54 a.m. on Dec. 11, Krolikowski said.

The incident comes days after $8,000 in gift cards and $1,200 cash was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Autumn Lane.

As of Nov. 21, Krolikowski reported that the department at that point in 2021 had investigated reports of 36 stolen vehicles and 42 vehicles entered.

He urged residents to “always lock your vehicles and take the keys with you.”

“Never leave valuables in your vehicle,” Krolikowski said in the press release. “Often, identity theft occurs when drivers’ licenses and credit cards are stolen.”

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