Police: Purses Stolen in Irwin Park Smash-and-Grabs

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Police say thieves stole purses, credit cards and driver’s licenses in two smash-and-grabs at Irwin Park this weekend.

A wallet, cash and iPhone 11 also were stolen in the larcenies from vehicles parked at Irwin Park, reported to police at 3:28 p.m. Sunday, according to a press release issued by Chief Leon Krolikowski.

“The front passenger side window was smashed on both vehicles to access the valuables left inside,” Krolikowski said in the release. “The owners of the vehicles were using the park while the crime was being committed. Upon returning to their vehicles, they noticed their front passenger side window had been smashed in.”

The vehicles broken into at the Weed Street public park were a Honda Pilot and Subaru Legacy, he said.

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

The news comes on heels of a report from police that they’re investigating the theft of shotguns from an unlocked vehicle in town.

The front passenger side window was smashed on both vehicles to access the valuables left inside.

The owners of the vehicles were using the park while the crime was being committed. Upon returning to their vehicles, they noticed their front passenger side window had been smashed in.

In 2020, larcenies from motor vehicles in New Canaan increased 50%, from 32 to 48, police have reported. 

Krolikowski reminded residents never to leave valuables in their cars. 

“Often, identity theft occurs when drivers’ licenses and credit cards are stolen,” he said.

One thought on “Police: Purses Stolen in Irwin Park Smash-and-Grabs

  1. The same thing happened at us the Taylor Farm dog park in Norwalk. Purse contents were later found in Wilton and stolen gift cards were used in white Plains and NYC.

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