Video shows two men attempting to steal car in New Canaan
Updated 3:33 pm, Saturday, November 11, 2017
NEW CANAAN — Police in New Canaan are urging residents to remain vigilant after a string of early morning car burglaries, one of which was caught on video.
In a video posted to the department’s Instagram page, two suspects dressed in hooded sweatshirts are seen checking cars for valuables before fleeing the scene in what appears to be a silver SUV. The suspects were spooked by the homeowner, who locked the car from inside their home as the suspects were attempting to gain entry into the vehicle, police said.
New Canaan police say a car on Salem Road was stolen after the owner allegedly left the doors locked and the keys inside. Two other cars were entered and items were taken from vehicles on Summer Street; both cars were unlocked, police said.
Last weekend, three cars were stolen from Forest and Weed streets.
On Nov. 4, police said a 2017 Mercedes E400 and a 2017 Acura RDX were stolen from the driveway of a Forest Street home. Both cars were unlocked with the keys inside. The cars were later recovered in Waterbury.
On Nov. 5, a third car, a 2015 Infiniti QX60, was stolen from the driveway of a home on Weed Street. The car had been left unlocked with the keys inside and had not been recovered as of Monday.
Also on Nov. 5, a 2009 Audi A4 was entered after being left unlocked on Old Kings Highway. Nothing was taken from the car.
Erin Kayata contributed to this report.