Sometime on Monday, the driver’s side rear door of a car parked at the Noroton Heights Railroad Station was removed from its hinges and taken away.
The theft was done out in the open, sometime between 6 a.m. and 3:07 p.m., when a town Department of Public Works employee saw it and reported it to police.
The car, a gray 2015 Honda Accord, was parked by its owner, a New Canaan man headed for New York City, on the south side of the tracks, not far from Hollow Tree Ridge Road and near some stairs by the platform.
The owner thought he had locked the car. The lock and handle of the driver’s side front door had been tampered with. Police also saw bolts on the pavement near the car.
The driver’s side air bag was also stolen, along with a black gym bag containing clothing valued at $200. The victim’s wife arranged to have the car removed from the lot. Police were told it would cost an estimated $2,970 to get the door and air bag replaced.
There are few people at the station outside of commuting hours on a weekday, and Monday was Washington’s Birthday (and February school break is this week), so there would have been even fewer people around. On the other hand, it must’ve taken some time to get the door off.
Video surveillance recordings of the parking lot entrance and exit showed a maroon colored van, perhaps a Dodge, at the station at about 11 a.m. Police detectives are continuing to investigate the incident.