Dog walker clients’ burglar-alarm codes swiped in car break-ins
Updated 8:26 pm, Wednesday, March 23, 2016
FAIRIELD — A rash of car break-ins reported this week included the theft of a list of home burglar-alarm codes and, in one case, a car itself.
An Old Stratfield Road resident told police someone entered her unlocked car and stole a $200 purse that held a daily planner where she listed the addresses and home burglar-alarm codes of her dog-walking clients. The purse also contained $460 in cash and credit cards, according to the report.
The woman said she received a call around 5 a.m. Tuesday from American Express informing her that her stolen card had just been used in Bridgeport.
Meanwhile, a Sunset Circle woman reported that her 2013 Honda CRV was stolen from her driveway. She said the vehicle was locked, but there was a valet key in the glove box. Her husband’s truck was also entered and rummaged through, according to the report, but all that was taken was $2 in change.
In another incident, a Snap-On Tools window center punch was reported missing from a Sunnyridge Avenue resident’s unlocked Nissan Pathfinder.
A neighbor also reported an unlocked car was entered and a bag with $5 taken.
On Tuesday afternoon, more car break-ins were reported, including one in the Super Stop & Shop parking lot, 760 Villa Ave. A witness said she saw a man, driving a green Ford Explorer, take $1,000 worth of power tools from a work van. The lock on the van appeared to have been tampered with, police said.
A High Street resident reported his two vehicles were entered and rummaged though sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning. Missing was a key for another vehicle. The cars were unlocked, according to the report.