Police say a Locust Avenue resident reported that a car stolen recently from their home had $10,000 in cash left inside.
At about 8:48 a.m. on Aug. 27 (a Friday), the owner of a 2012 Nissan Altima told officers that they thought the car had been locked when it was parked at 2 a.m. but that the keys were inside, according to police.
In addition to the cash, a wallet left inside the Nissan had a driver’s license and credit cards, and also left in the car was a secondary cellphone, Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said in a press release. Using the “Find My iPhone” app, the owner tracked the vehicle to Bridgeport, and the following day it was found in that city with three flat tires and other damage, Krolikowski said.
Then at about 8:16 p.m. on Aug. 28, a Woodridge Drive resident reported that a 2020 McLaren GT was stolen from their four-car garage, the press release said.
One of the doors of the garage had been left open and the sportscar was left unlocked with its keys inside, the chief said. Also inside were Bose headphones valued at $1,200 and Dave Clark headphones valued at $300, the report said. The vehicle had not been recovered as last week, Krolikowski said.
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 recently, along with at least 25 stolen vehicles.