Hey Greenwich, While You’re Sleeping, Car Thieves are Creeping

Greenwich Police this week report that four more cars were stolen. All had been left unlocked with keys inside.

All the thefts happened during the midnight hours on Sept 20, except one car, a Range Rover, that was stolen between 7:30pm and 9:30pm. That car is still missing.

The other cars are a BMW, later recovered in New Haven; a Honda later recovered in Massachusetts, and a Jeep, later recovered in New Haven.

These four thefts are in addition to the Toyota SUV that was stolen last weekend.

GPD Captain Mark Zuccerella said thieves check for unlocked doors and when they find one they next look for the key fob. If there’s no key fob, they steal anything of value in the vehicle.

“We have been spotting, attempting to stop, and deterring many would-be car thieves who come to Greenwich from other cities in Connecticut, as well as New Jersey,” he said. “However, we cannot stop all of them.  Removing keys and locking the car doors is the best defense for this activity.”