Greenwich Police have charged a 14-year-old juvenile in connection with the theft of a 2017 Maserati Levante that was reported missing by its owner on March 31 from River Road in Cos Cob. The owner did not remember if a spare key was in the car.
Greenwich Police developed a lead on the juvenile male, and on Oct 19, officers traveled to Waterbury Juvenile Court with a summons as part of an arrest warrant for the boy.
He was charged with Burglary 3 and Larceny 1.
The theft of the Maserati occurred the same weekend that a 2015 Mercedes Benz C300 4MATIC was stolen from Old Orchard Road in Riverside. It had been left in the driveway with the keys inside.
That same night, in the overnight hours of March 31 and April 1, a 2015 Audi that had been left with keys inside on Woodside Drive in Milbrook and a 2015 Ford Explorer that had been left unlocked inside an open garage were both stolen.
Greenwich Police have repeatedly asked residents to always lock their cars and not leave valuables in the car. There are thieves who look for unlocked cars during the overnight hours when residents are asleep.
From Jan 1, 2017 to Jan 1, 2018, 79 vehicles were stolen in Greenwich, which was double the number stolen the prior year.
Since the new year more cars have been stolen including four cars in one night in June from Pemberwick and Byram.
In August, police arrested a 15-year-old juvenile after receiving a complaint of a suspicious vehicle in the area of River Rd Extension in Cos Cob. Police determined the car had been stolen out of Stamford. During the interview, the teen admitted to stealing the vehicle three days earlier, but would not give police any additional information. The teen was charged with Larceny 1.