Police say they received reports that two vehicles had been forcibly entered in Waveny on Sunday afternoon.
Officers were dispatched to the park at about 12:27 p.m. on Jan. 9, according to a press release issued by Police Chief Leon Krolikowski.
There, the officers found that the rear window of a 2018 Mercedes Benz had been smashed, with a purse missing from the left-rear seat, Krolikowski said in the press release. Inside the purse was a wallet with a driver’s license, bank card, credit card and vaccine card, he said.
A second vehicle, a 2018 Infinity QW60, also had its rear window smashed, the chief said.
“The purse contained the owner’s iPhone as well as a wallet with the owner’s driver’s license, bank card, credit cards, and vaccine card,” Krolikowski said in the press release.
Through November, police had received reports of 36 stolen vehicles and 40 larcenies from vehicles in New Canaan, officials have said.
The recent thefts come weeks after it was revealed that progress had not been made eight months after police recommended installing security cameras at several locations in town in town in order to deter crime and help investigators, and that cameras that installed nearly one year ago at Waveny’s two main motor vehicle entrances aren’t working.
Krolikowski in his press release urged motorists to secure their valuables and never leave them in their cars. “Often, identity theft occurs when drivers’ licenses and credit cards are stolen,” he said in the press release.