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Over 12 Trumbull residents reported cars broken into, items stolen

November 15, 2018

TRUMBULL — Town police are investigating several thefts from vehicles that happened overnight Wednesday into Thursday. earlier this week.

The thefts happened to vehicles parked in residential driveways between Tuesday and Wednesday morning, according to police. The thefts affected over a dozen residents living in the neighborhoods off of Edison Road. The victims found their cars were broken into and items stolen during the overnight hours.

“This recent crime spree has been a recurring pattern that is affecting the entire area,” said Capt. Keith Golding.

Police said the suspects are usually teenagers in the stolen car, traveling in small groups to secluded neighborhoods during the late night and early morning hours, based on trends tracked by law enforcement in these crimes.

“They stop and exit the vehicle, then prowl around a neighborhood checking for unlocked vehicles, searching for items to steal,” Golding said. “When they come across a vehicle with a key left inside, they will often abandon the vehicle they came in and take the newly found one.”

After these recent incidents, police urged residents to lock their vehicles and take all valuables out of their cars — including the key or key fob needed to start the car.

Any suspicious activity should be reported to Trumbull police at 203-261-3665, 911 or through the online anonymous tip line at trumbull-ct.gov/policetips.

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