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Westport cops: Unlocked vehicles stolen, broken into

November 27, 2018

WESTPORT - 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. These incidents are being investigated by members of the detective bureau.

“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.

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 Westport police on social media: https://www.instagram.com/westportctpd/ https://www.facebook.com/westportctpolice/

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