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Cops: More Thefts from Cars Across Town

There were more than a dozen reports of items swiped from unlocked cars or vehicles entered over the weekend, police said Monday.

Fairfield police are investigating a series of thefts from cars that took place over the weekend.

On Friday, a Harbor Road resident reported that $10 in cash was taken from inside his locked vehicle sometime between Thursday and Friday. The vehicle was parked in the driveway. There was no damage to the car or witnesses to the suspected theft.

A Melville Avenue resident reported on Friday evening that the hubcaps were swiped from his vehicle while it was parked at the Metro Center, police said. According to the report, the complainant walked away from his car for a few minutes and noticed a white cargo van pull up next to his vehicle.

When the complainant returned to his car, the cargo van and his hubcaps were gone. He was unable to give a description of the suspect that was in the white van other than the person was wearing a gray jacket.

A Stratfield Road resident reported to police on Saturday morning that his red GMC G3500 passenger van was stolen from the driveway overnight. The report did not say whether or not the car had been locked.

A Southfield resident told police Saturday that a Garmin GPS unit ($250) was stolen from his wife's unlocked vehicle sometime overnight. The car was parked on the street in front of the complainant's home.

Another Southfield Road resident told police Sunday that someone rifled through his unlocked car's glove compartment on Friday, though nothing was reported taken from the car.

On Lockwood Road, a Dell laptop and wallet were reported stolen from a resident's unlocked vehicle on Saturday. Several credit cards were found left behind on the ground next to the car, but two were stolen with the wallet. Police determined the stolen cards had not been used at the time of the report.

A Shelter Rock Road resident reported late Saturday that she saw three suspicious males riding bikes on Homefair Drive near Coleman Road. Another Shelter Rock Road reported around the same time that her unlocked vehicle was entered -- Ray Ban sunglasses ($125) and an iPod Nano ($150) were stolen. Police were able to track down two bikes that appeared to have been left by the suspects, who were gone when officers responded.

On Sunday, a woman who parked on Spruce Street during the Bigelow Tea Community Challenge reported to police that she returned to find her unlocked car had been entered. A Garmin GPS unit ($150) and $7 in change were stolen, according to the report. The complainant told police she thought she had locked her car before attending the event.

Also on Sunday, a person working at the Fairfield Theatre Company on Sanford Street told police that several items were stolen from his unlocked vehicle, which was parked on the theater's loading dock. When he returned to his truck after working for the day, he discovered his tool bag ($2,000), laptop ($1,400), iPod ($200) and $20 in cash had been stolen.

Three Old Oaks Road residents reported to police early Monday that items were stolen from their vehicles. A white leather purse was stolen from one resident's unlocked car. Another resident said two of his family's vehicles -- both unlocked -- were entered, $10 in change was stolen from one car and nothing was reported taken from the second car.

The third resident also reported that two of his vehicles were entered. Both were unlocked and jewelry was stolen from one.

A Woodside Circle resident reported to police early Monday that change and glasses were stolen from his unlocked vehicle.

Fairfield Resident October 02, 2012 at 07:00 PM
13 Vehicles Total 1 Locked 1 Not Applicable (Hub Caps Stolen) 1 Not Sure if Locked 10 UNLOCKED LOCK YOUR VEHICLES PEOPLE!!
Janine October 02, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Yes, people need to lock their cars... so stupid not to, but the reality is that if there is something they want, they will get it. All they do is break a window. Most car alarms only monitor the doors, not motion or windows. Do it at 3 am and no one will hear it.
R. Ludlowe October 02, 2012 at 07:19 PM
If people would just lock the gates at the end of their driveways, the burglars wouldn't be able to get to their cars int he first place!

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