Police say another car—unlocked with its keys inside—was stolen from a New Canaan home last week.
At about 1:54 a.m. on April 30, police received a report of two men stealing the 2014 Porsche Boxster, according to a press release issued by Chief Leon Krolikowski.
Later that morning, at 7:07 a.m., a Fitch Lane resident reported that three cars had been entered overnight, the chief said in the release. A wallet with credit cards was stolen, with fraudulent charges later made, as well as $200 cash, a debit card and purse.
This week, officers responded to complaints of a cellphone stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Jelliff Mill Road (10:26 a.m. Sunday) and catalytic converter stolen from a car parked in the Richmond Hill Lot (6:23 p.m. Monday).
Through the first three months of 2021, police received reports of nine vehicles stolen from New Canaan, compared to one in the year-ago quarter, according to data shared at a Police Commission meeting. Larcenies from vehicles increased from eight to 12 in the same period, the data show.
“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.”