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Westport police say burglars went into unlocked homes

December 20, 2018

WESTPORT - Police are again warning residents to lock their vehicles - and their homes - after two recent incidents this week.

Lt. Jullian Cabana said during the early morning hours on Monday and Thursday, two residences were burglarized.

“In both incidents, suspects entered through unlocked doors while the residents were home sleeping. During the course of the first burglary, several items were stolen. Additionally, several unlocked cars in the neighborhood had been rifled through,” Cabana said in a release.

During the second burglary, keys were taken from inside the residence and the victim’s vehicle was subsequently stolen. A wallet and credit cards were stolen from another unlocked vehicle at the residence. These incidents are being investigated by members of the Westport Police Detective Bureau.

“We continue to investigate these crimes and warn residents that failure to secure personal property will only result in the continuance of these incidents. The Westport Police Department continues to advise residents to lock their vehicles, lock their homes and activate security systems if their homes are equipped.

“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.

Residents are urged participate in the “9 PM Routine.” The 9PM Routine is a national public service campaign and a simple and effective way to prevent theft. It includes removing valuables from vehicles, locking car doors and bringing your keys inside. Take a few extra moments during your nightly routine to make sure the doors to your home are locked, your garage doors are secure and exterior lights are turned on.

For more information on the 9PM Routine, follow us on social media: https://www.instagram.com/westportctpd/ https://www.facebook.com/westportctpolice/

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