Police say a Jeep was stolen last week from a driveway on Richmond Hill Road while other vehicles in the area appeared to have been illegally entered and rummaged through.
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee had been locked with its key fob inside the home, according to a press release issued by New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski.
It last was seen parked at the residence at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday and reported stolen the following day, the chief said.
An unlocked vehicle on Marshall Ridge Road also was entered, and a set of Apple AirPods and a phone charger were reported stolen from it, according to Krolikowski. Other vehicles on Richmond Hill Road, and on Southwood Drive, also appear to have been entered and rummaged through, he said.
So far in 2021, New Canaan Police have investigated reports of 36 stolen vehicles and 42 vehicles entered, Krolikowski said.
Police also have investigated five residential burglaries in the past two months.
The chief urged residents to “always lock your vehicles and take the keys with you” and “never leave valuables in your vehicle.”
“Often, identity theft occurs when drivers’ licenses and credit cards are stolen,” Krolikowski said in the press release.