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It Could Happen Here (and Has): Weekend Thefts of 8 Unlocked Cars & 2 High Speed Chases in Greenwich

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Eight people in Greenwich went to bed Saturday night only to wake up Sunday morning to find their cars were gone, according to police there, and in two cases, the thefts resulted in car chases. Every single one of the cars was unlocked and with the keys inside. Greenwich police pointed out that similar thefts are going on in neighboring communities, including New Canaan and Darien. One Chased Car Flipped Over Several Times
Also, over the weekend there were two high speed police pursuits. One chase went to the service road on North Street opposite the reservoir, where the thief escaped on foot and remains at large.


Six Vehicles Entered Overnight, Thursday to Friday, on Thomasina Lane

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Six motor vehicles — all of them unlocked — were entered sometime overnight from Thursday to Friday, July 13 to 14, on Thomasina Lane (a dead-end road off of Dubois Street), Darien police said. The first theft report was at 8:30 a.m. from 5 Thomasina Lane, and the next reports came soon after (except for the last, which came in at 12:52 p.m.). Usually, police canvassing a neighborhood after a theft from an unlocked vehicle find that other vehicles were entered. A white 2017 Lexus NX200T and a black 2011 Toyota 4Runner parked in the driveway of 5 Thomasina Lane were entered. About $5 in loose change were taken from each vehicle.

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Car Window Smashed, Laptop and Purse Taken on Old Kings Hwy North

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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.