2 vehicles stolen, 20 burglarized in two weeks, Easton police say

Police in Easton, Conn., are asking residents to help them crack down on vehicle thefts and vehicles being entered by locking them and removing any valuables from inside.

Police in Easton, Conn., are asking residents to help them crack down on vehicle thefts and vehicles being entered by locking them and removing any valuables from inside.

Tara O’Neill / Hearst Connecticut Media

EASTON — Police say there have been more than 20 vehicles entered and two stolen in the last two weeks in town.

Easton police said the crimes are not limited to one area, and have occurred throughout the town.

Officers have been patrolling to try to crack down on these incidents, but police say the department’s resources are limited.

“Please, we beseech you, lock your vehicles and take your keys inside,” police urged residents in a post on Facebook Thursday morning. “Do not leave valuables in your vehicle.”

Police said those involved in these crimes do not usually smash windows, typically only going for unlocked cars. During these recent thefts, police said, cash, credit cards, gift cards and Christmas gifts have been taken from vehicles that were not locked.

Police urged anyone who sees something suspicious to call the department immediately.