Chief: Unlocked Vehicles Entered at Country Club, Mounted Troop; Items Stolen


Police say they received two more reports of thefts from motor vehicles last week, including an incident of a car parked at the Country Club of New Canaan. 

The theft of a pocket book from the center console of a Ford Escape left unlocked at the club occurred some time between 5:15 and 7:30 p.m on Aug. 6, according to a press release issued by New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski.

The purse had a driver’s license, credit cards, social security card, cash, a debit card and a check book inside, according to the release.

Another larceny had occurred some time between 2:45 and 5:45 p.m, from an unlocked Chevy Equinox parked at the New Canaan Mounted Troop on Carter Street, Krolikowski said. A driver’s license and several credit cards were stolen from the vehicle, according to the release.

The chief reported to the Police Commission at the appointed body’s July meeting that through the first six months of the year, New Canaan had 21 larcenies from motor vehicles. The figure has since jumped to 30, Krolikowski said in the press release, along with 25 stolen vehicles. 

“Thieves often target parking lots to look for valuables inside of vehicles,” he said.

Two other thefts from vehicles occurred at Irwin Park, at about 1 p.m. on July 31, the chief said. 

In one case, a purse containing cash, debit cards, credit cards, health insurance cards, as well as a driver’s license were taken from a vehicle that may have been unlocked. Another woman told police that she had locked her vehicle but left the keys on top of a rear tire.

“When the owner returned to the vehicle it was locked, but items were stolen,” Krolikowski said in the press release. “A purse containing cash, credit cards, and a debit card along with a driver’s license, house key and possibly a pistol permit were stolen.”

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