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Unlocked Car Stolen In Easton; Vehicle Taken In Southbury Found

Easton Police reminded drivers and residents to take keys and other belongings from their cars.
Easton Police reminded drivers and residents to take keys and other belongings from their cars. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Easton Police Department

EASTON, Conn. — As Easton police officers investigated the discovery of a stolen car left in town, they uncovered another vehicle had been stole in the area overnight, police said.

The case began at about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, when Easton dispatch received a call about two suspicious motor vehicles on The Circle at Bartling Drive.

Two vehicles had been side-by-side for an extended period of time, and when the caller shined his lights on them from his vehicle, they drove away, police said.

But the cars returned, and the driver of a Dodge Charger exited the car and got into a red sedan of unknown make and model and left, police said.

Officers determined the vehicle left behind was registered to a resident of Southbury, police said.

Because of a number of recent motor vehicle burglaries in the area, the officer had the vehicle towed for further investigation, police said.

Later Tuesday, the vehicle was reported stolen by a resident of Southbury.

During a door-to-door follow-up investigation, an Easton resident on Bartling Drive realized that their vehicle had been stolen overnight, police said.

Both incidents are under investigation.

In both cases, the vehicles had been left unlocked with the keys inside.

The Easton Police reminds all residents to lock their vehicles and never leave keys or other valuables inside.

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