A car’s front passenger window was smashed and a laptop and pocketbook was stolen from the floor in front of the passenger seat last Wednesday evening, Feb. 8 in the parking lot of a business on Old Kings Highway North, police said. The car was parked while the owner, a 45-year-old Norwalk woman, was at the Old Kings Highway Tennis Club at 98 Old Kings Hwy. N. The woman arrived at 7:15 p.m. and discovered the theft and damaged car at 9:15 p.m.
There was no sign of a rock or anything else near the car that might have been used to smash the side window of the 2009 Lexus LS 250. That and the fact that the car was parked outside a recreational business is making police wonder whether the theft could have been perpetrated by the Felony Lane Gang, which targets parking lots connected to parks and fitness clubs.