TRUMBULL, Conn. -- Three cars that were left unlocked with the keys inside were stolen from driveways in Trumbull in the past week, according to police. A number of other cars also had items stolen from inside.
In one instance, police said that thieves broke into an unlocked car and used a garage door opener to get into a home while the residents slept.
All three stolen cars were eventually recovered. They had been parked on Inca Drive, Killian Avenue and Main Street between March 1 and 5.
One was involved in a pursuit with police in Hartford and later recovered in Southington. The one that was stolen from Main Street had been left running outside an area business when it was taken, police said. The owner followed it and found it abandoned in Bridgeport in the area of Reservoir Avenue. The third was recovered the same day after running out of fuel in town.
Police said that during the same time period as the cars were stolen, a number of thefts from motor vehicles occurred in various neighborhoods throughout town. All cars involved were left unlocked.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Trumbull Police Department at (203) 261-3665 or via the anonymous Confidential Tip Line on the police website at www.trumbull-ct.gov/police.
Trumbull police are also reminding residents to always lock their car doors and remove all valuables from view.