A Fairfield man visiting a friend on Nordstrand Avenue early Thursday called police when he saw someone drive off in his 1996 Dodge Caravan.

He called 911 just before 2 a.m. Thursday when he said he heard his van, which he said has a distinctly loud muffler, start up. He looked out of the house and saw the vehicle pulling away as he called police.

He said the van's doors were unlocked and the keys were on the floor of the van, which is valued at $3,000.

The vehicle was not immediately recovered.