New Canaan Police say they’re investigating four smash-and-grab thefts from vehicles at local parks Sunday—three at Waveny and one at Irwin.
Police additionally are investigating a fifth vehicle illegally entered at Waveny, according to a press release issued by Chief Leon Krolikowski.
The reports came in between about 12:25 and 2:20 p.m. July 24, Krolikowski said.
“Our investigative section is analyzing video gathered in the area of these crimes and they are attempting to identify suspects,” he said in the press release.
At Irwin, a town resident said they’d been walking in the park for about 30 minutes and returned to find the rear passenger-side window of their Subaru Forester smashed, a medical bag with equipment and supplies stolen, Krolikowski said.
At Waveny, the owners of a Subaru Impreza visiting New Canaan from Michigan said their front passenger-side window was smashed, with a purse stolen, containing a driver’s license, debit card, cash, credit cards and insurance cards, the press release said.
Similar items were stolen from a smashed Honda CRV and Honda Pilot.
The vehicle at Waveny that was entered illegally, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, was locked but the key had been left on the left-rear tire. “The owner’s purse which was left in the vehicle was stolen,” Krolikowski said in the press release. “The purse contained a driver’s license, bank card, wallet, gift cards and keys.”
So far in 2022, police have investigated 22 larcenies from vehicles, Krolikowski said, compared to 26 during the same timeframe last year.
Anyone with information regarding these crimes should contact Sgt. Michael O’Sullivan at 203-594-3519.