Three Overnight Thefts from Unlocked Cars Reported to New Canaan Police


Police are investigating three thefts from cars that were reported from the same general area of New Canaan and appear to have occurred early last week:

  • At 11:15 a.m. on Sept. 1, a West Road resident said that a wallet worth $200, $200 in cash and ID cards were removed from an unlocked car parked in her driveway. The items had been left in the car, which showed no signs of forced entry, according to a police report. The woman realized that something was amiss when she started receiving fraud alerts on her phone from credit card companies.
  • At 2:12 p.m. that same day, a Country Club Road woman told police that her purse, with $40 and a key fob to her car and residence, was stolen overnight from an unlocked vehicle in her driveway. Credit card companies also began alerting this woman to possible fraudulent charges to her credit cards, the report said.
  • Finally, at 3:06 p.m. on Sept. 2, a woman told police that at 4 a.m. someone had noticed a car door open at her Brookwood Lane home. The woman told police she didn’t think much about it, because she may have left the door open herself, but then later in the day realized that the center console in the vehicle was slightly open and that an $800 watch had been stolen from it.

Police urge residents to lock their cars, remove valuables, use a garage if there is one and to report any suspicious activity to authorities.

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