Police: Purse, Wallet Stolen from Unlocked Vehicles in New Canaan

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Police say another two unlocked vehicles in New Canaan were illegally entered last week and items within them stolen.

A purse was stolen from one of the vehicles on White Oak Shade Lane on the morning of March 18, as well as a makeup bag and sunglasses, Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said in a press release. Later located in Bridgeport, the purse had in it several credit cards, a bank debit card, health insurance card and a driver’s license, the chief said.

That illegal entry was reported to police at 9:06 a.m. About three hours later, police received a report of another unlocked car entered, on Charter Oak Drive. A wallet with $500 cash, credit cards and a driver’s license was stolen from it, Krolikowski said in the press release.

One of the credit cards was later used at a gas station in New Haven, he said.

“Many towns in Fairfield County are experiencing similar crimes,” Krolikowski said in the press release. “It is probable that the crimes are being committed by the same suspects.”

He urged residents to never leave valuables in their vehicles, saying identity theft can follow from the theft of driver’s licenses and credit cards.

Through the first two months of 2021, police have received reports of 10 larcenies from motor vehicles, up from seven in the year-ago period.

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