Thieves steal $34,000 in tools from van

Thieves broke into a parked van in the overnight hours of Sept. 30, getting away with more than an estimated $34,000 in tools, New Canaan police said.

A 48-year-old man from Danbury called police at 7 a.m. to report that his van, parked in the lot on Locust Avenue near Main Street, had its passenger side window broken, according to the report.

Police said a Hilti hammer drill, valued at $2,945; another Hilti hammer drill, valued at $976; a Hilti DX, valued at $550; eight carbine bits of various sizes, valued at $8,000; a Makita 18-volt battery drill kit, valued at $279; a Milwaukee right angle drill, valued at $299; nine Greenlee nail eater drill bits, valued at $5,400; a Milwaukee Sawzall, $170; five Sawzall blades, valued at $300; a tool pouch, valued at $126; 15 miscellaneous tools, valued at $7,500; and 20 additional various tools in a bag, including key sets, wrenches, ratchets, sockets and chisels, valued at $8,000.

Police also noted the ignition in the vehicle had been tampered with, a sign the intruder tried to steal the car, according to the report.

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