Two Unlocked Land Rovers Become Loot: Location Finders Don’t Help as Vehicles Rove Metro Area

Download PDF

Twice within four days, owners who had left their 2020 Land Rovers unlocked with the keys inside found that the vehicles had been stolen, and their location devices showed the vehicles had left Darien, police said.

Other than that, the thefts were unrelated. Police gave these descriptions of each incident:

The first took place Thursday, Nov. 12, outside Dolce Nail & Spa at 166 Heights Road. At 3:55 p.m., a woman parked in front of the business, and at 5 p.m., but when she returned, the vehicle had vanished.

The woman was able to use a phone app to locate the Land Rover 24 miles away, not far from an Interstate 95 exit — on Reeds Mill Lane in the Bronx, but New York City police weren’t able to find it there.

The second theft happened sometime overnight, from Saturday to Sunday, Nov. 14 to 15. The owner told police the Land Rover was stolen from his driveway on Cove’s End Road in Tokeneke after it was parked there, unlocked, with the keys in it.

The owner’s surveillance camera showed a man walk down the driveway, enter the vehicle — a Range Rover — and back it out of the driveway. The owner’s location phone app showed the vehicle on Park Avenue in Newark, New Jersey, 63.6 miles away.

Newark police officers checked the area, but, like New York police, were unable to find the Rover.


Comments are closed.