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Wednesday, November 22 News

Three cars stolen out of New Canaan over the weekend

NEW CANAAN — Three cars were stolen from Forest and Weed streets over the weekend, police said.

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Tips from New Canaan Police

1. KEYS: When unattended never leave the keys to your home or car inside a vehicle or in a place where a thief can find them. Do not leave the valet key, key fob or garage door opener inside of your vehicle.

2. LIGHT UP YOUR HOME: At night, keep the perimeter of your home & driveway well lit. Low energy lighting switched on and off by photoelectric sensors (low light switches) is a cost-effective way to discourage criminals.

3. LOCK-UP: ALWAYS lock all doors, garage doors and windows of your car and home whenever you leave, day or night, even for a short time. If you have a garage, put your car in it and lock/alarm both the car and the garage. All of the thefts from vehicles and vehicle thefts that occur in our Town involve unlocked vehicles.

4. SECURE VALUABLES: NEVER leave valuables in your vehicle. Often, identity theft occurs when drivers’ licenses and credit cards are stolen.

5. USE YOUR ALARM SYSTEM: ALWAYS activate your home and car alarm systems. Many successful crimes that occur in our Town involve houses or cars that have alarm systems that were not activated.

Be better informed, connected, and send anonymous tips to our Department by downloading the “MYPD” application in the iPhone or Android marketplace. After downloading the application search for “New Canaan” and get connected. Follow us on Twitter@newcanaanpolice for crime alerts. Never hesitate to contact NCPD at 203-594-3500 for assistance.

On Nov. 4, police said a 2017 Mercedes E400 and a 2017 Acura RDX were stolen from the driveway of a Forest Street home. Both cars were unlocked with the keys inside. The cars were later recovered in Waterbury.

On Nov. 5, a third car, a 2015 Infiniti QX60, was stolen from the driveway of a home on Weed Street. The car had been left unlocked with the keys inside and had not been recovered as of Monday.

Also on Nov. 5, a 2009 Audi A4 was entered after being left unlocked on Old Kings Highway. Nothing was taken from the car.

Police said all these incidents occurred during the early morning hours by suspected gang members out of Waterbury.

ekayata@hearstmediact.com; @erin_kayata

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