Greenwich Police Captain Mark Zuccerella announced that four cars were stolen between Thursday, Dec 3 and Saturday, Dec 5.
Zuccerella said patrol officers were able to prevent some thefts by observing suspicious vehicles, but when they tried to stop the cars they fled Greenwich onto the highways.
The four stolen cars included a Mazda that was left unlocked with keys withing from Shady Brook Lane in Old Greenwich near the Stamford Line The case is under investigation.
Second, a Toyota that was unlocked and keys withing was observed by patrol officers before it was reported stolen from Ford Lane in Old Greenwich. The Toyota was recovered by Connecticut State Police. No arrests have been made.
Third, an unlocked BMW with its keys within was stolen from Old Mill Rd (near exit 29 off the Merritt Parkway), and later recovered in New Jersey. The case is under investigation.
The fourth car stolen was a Mercedes Benz stolen from Copper Beach. It had been left unlocked and keys within. The Mercedes was recovered in Waterbury. The case is under investigation.
Greenwich Police have used social media, community meetings, editorials, radio shows and even an informational flyer inserted to residents’ tax bills to urge residents to lock their cars.
In the first 10 months of 2020, a total of 105 stolen cars were stolen in Greenwich.
“And 105 have been unlocked with the keyfob in them,” Sgt John Thorme told the Board of Selectmen at a recent meeting, adding that on a nightly basis young juvenile offenders go from car to car looking for unlocked cars in Greenwich as well as nearby towns including Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk and Stamford.
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