Police say they’ve received several reports of thefts from vehicles in New Canaan, as well as at least one stolen car, within the past week.
On Monday, officers responded to Locust Avenue on a report of a stolen 2022 Nissan Rogue, according to a press release issued by Police Chief Leon Krolikowski. The vehicle was recovered Tuesday in Ansonia, undamaged, and with the key fob inside, the press release said.
Also on Monday, officers responded to a construction site on Lakeview Avenue to investigate the theft of tools, it said.
On Saturday, a West Road resident called police to report a set of golf clubs that had been stolen from their garage, Krolikowski said in the press release. The garage door had been left open the prior night when the resident went out to dinner, the chief said.
At about 1:08 p.m. last Thursday, June 16, a Fairty Drive resident told police they’d seen three people in hooded sweatshirts walking around the area of Fairty and Orchard Drives trying to enter vehicles, the press release said. They were seen in a dark-colored Porsche, later discovered to be a stone vehicle, Krolikowski said.
“Officers witnessed the suspect vehicle entering the Merritt parkway on Old Stamford Road headed northbound,” the press release said. “New Canaan Police Dispatch notified the Connecticut State Police and all area departments. Officers canvassed the area and a resident of Orchard Drive showed officers video of a suspect opening an unlocked vehicle.”
At 5:58 p.m. the same day, a complaint who’d been working on a home on Rosebrook Road reported that their vehicle had been rummaged through some time between 11 a.m. and 2:40 p.m., and credit cards left inside a wallet were missing. The credit card subsequently were used in Waterbury, and a driver’s license and check for payment from a customer were also stolen from the wallet, the press release said.
“Please remember to always lock your vehicles and take the keys with you,” Krolikowski said in the press release. “Secure valuables: never leave valuables in your vehicle. Often, identity theft occurs when drivers’ licenses and credit cards are stolen.”