For the second time in three days, a two-wheeled vehicle locked with a chain at the Noroton Heights Railroad Station was stolen. The first one is a moped valued at $2,000. This one is a white Piaggio scooter valued at $2,700.
The victim — unidentified by police even as to his or her gender — reported at 12:36 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30 that the scooter was locked under the stairs on the north side of the station (nearest Heights Road) at about 9 a.m.
When the victim returned at 12:30 p.m., both the scooter and chain were gone.
Very close by, at the bike racks, a moped was locked by its owner on Thursday, Sept. 26. When the owner returned on Saturday, the scooter and chain were gone.
In police announcements about each of the thefts, it was left unsaid whether officers looked at video surveillance records of the station.
In the past, police have said that locks with “U”-shaped bars are more difficult for thieves to tamper with than chain locks.