A Mercedes and BMW were reported stolen last week from driveways on a short dead-end street opposite the Country Club of New Canaan, police said.
At about 11:33 a.m. on June 2, officers were dispatched to a Brookwood Lane home to investigate a report of a stolen BMW X5, Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said in a press release.
The vehicle was locked, according to the owner, who was unsure whether the keys were in the vehicle, the release said. Inside the vehicle were car seats, dry cleaning, kid’s toys, a tool kit and a pair of sneakers, it said. The BMW was recovered at 3:39 p.m. that day at an Interstate 95 rest area in Fairfield, according to Krolikowski.
At about 7:53 a.m. on June 3, a Brookwood Lane resident called police to report a that a Mercedes GL550 had been stolen from the driveway, the chief said. The vehicle had been left unlocked with the keys inside, and about $150,000 had been left inside, according to police. Those items included $30,000 in jewelry, $20,000 camera, designer clothing, $1,000 cash and a laptop.
The Mercedes was later recovered by the Waterbury Police Department. It wasn’t clear whether or how many of the items inside the Mercedes were stolen.
Through April, New Canaan Police reported, 14 cars had been stolen throughout New Canaan, compared to six in the same period one year ago. There also were 16 thefts from vehicles through April of this year, compared to 15 one year ago, police said.