Police: Purse, Wallet Stolen from Unlocked Vehicles in New Canaan

Police say another two unlocked vehicles in New Canaan were illegally entered last week and items within them stolen. A purse was stolen from one of the vehicles on White Oak Shade Lane on the morning of March 18, as well as a makeup bag and sunglasses, Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said in a press release. Later located in Bridgeport, the purse had in it several credit cards, a bank debit card, health insurance card and a driver’s license, the chief said. That illegal entry was reported to police at 9:06 a.m. About three hours later, police received a report of another unlocked car entered, on Charter Oak Drive. A wallet with $500 cash, credit cards and a driver’s license was stolen from it, Krolikowski said in the press release.

Police Seek Help ID’ing Suspect in Larceny at Local Business [UPDATED]

[Note: This article has been updated to reflect the name of the victim business.]

New Canaan police are asking for help identifying a larceny suspect who targeted a local business. The theft occurred at Walter Stewart’s Market, police said, though it wasn’t immediately clear when. A still frame from surveillance video shows only a time stamp of 5:02 p.m.

In it, an individual with long black hair, possibly a man, is shown wearing blue jeans, a black T-shirt and jacket and black boots, and carrying a black satchel-type bag. Those with information area asked to contact NCPD Community Impact Officer Kelly Coughlin at or 203-989-6050. Coughlin started in the downtown assignment in January, on the heels of the robbery in the fall of People’s Bank on Main Street and two daytime thefts of more than $7,000 in merchandise from Ralph Lauren on Elm Street.