A 2008 Lincoln Navigator was found in New Haven soon after it was reported stolen from outside a Christie Hill Road home overnight from June 17 to 18.
The vehicle had been left unlocked and with the keys inside. Also from that same night, another motor vehicle parked on a nearby street was reported burglarized, another one in a spate of burglaries in the same area in the same overnight period, Darien police said.
The SUV was found on Truman Street in New Haven in the afternoon the next day, June 19, police said.
The vehicle was abandoned but not damaged, and the owner was told it was found and where to get it. No arrests were made.
The Darien Detective Division continued investigating the incident.
At 11:25 p.m. on Sunday, June 18, a 24-year-0ld Darien resident told Darien police that his 1999 BMW M3 convertible had been entered the night before, sometime between about midnight, June 17 to 18 and 6:30 a.m. on Stephanie Lane.
When the owner approached the car, he found one of the doors ajar and a Canon digital camera, valued at $800, had been taken, along with two Canon camera lenses (each valued at $200), a Canon flash attachment (valued at $100) and a $50 camera bag. (Total value of items taken: $1,350.)
The victim said he was certain he’d locked the car. He thought that a coat hanger might have been used to gain entry. Police found no damage to the vehicle or any sign of forced entry.
As previously reported, on the same overnight period, June 17 to 18:
- Another vehicle was entered outside the 120 Christie Hill Road home where the SUV was stolen. A wallet was missing from the remaining vehicle.
- Two vehicles outside a home at 115 Christie Hill Road were entered, but nothing reported stolen.
- Three vehicles outside a home on Phillips Circle (about a mile away) were entered, with $10 in cash stolen from one of them.
Norwalk police posted this announcement on Facebook on Sunday night, June 25:
“Norwalk is experiencing an uptick in unlocked vehicles being entered during the overnight hours. Please lock your cars, take your keys and remove any valuables. Simple rules to keep your belongings safe. Report all suspicious activity, persons or vehicles immediately. […]”