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Easton reports another car theft; vehicle break-ins at 46

November 29, 2018

EASTON - Another motor vehicle was stolen from Easton last weekend, according to Police Chief Tim Shaw.

“Please remember to lock your doors,” Shaw said on the police department’s Facebook page.

“We had another vehicle stolen out of a driveway over the weekend. That brings the total number of cars stolen in Easton this year to three. However, 43 cars were illegally entered and had valuables taken in 2018. All vehicles were entered through unlociked doors. Lock all your car doors every time you exit the vehicle.”

He also said during this holiday season also keep all packages out of view from a passerby when you leave the vehicle while you are shopping.

“The malls are a prime target for car break ins. Enjoy this holiday time with your family and friends and one last time…..LOCK YOUR CAR DOORS!!!!”

Earlier this week, Westport police also reminded residents to do the same thing.

Westport police said during the early morning Tuesday, two vehicles were stolen from the Hillspoint Road area and two other motor vehicles were broken into.

Lt. Jillian Cabana said in a release that credit cards stolen from one vehicle were later used in Stratford.

“All vehicles were believed to have been unlocked and keys were left inside the stolen motor vehicles. Another vehicle was stolen over the weekend, which was also unsecured with the keys left inside. “Despite multiple warnings over the last few years, residents continue to leave valuables and keys in their unlocked vehicles. As long as Westport residents continue to not heed these warnings, groups and individuals will continue to target our area for theft.

“We ask everyone to remove valuables from their vehicles, take their keys with them and lock their car doors every time, whether holiday shopping downtown, parked at the gym, at the dog park or in their own driveways,” Cabana said.

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