Trumbull Police are investigating several thefts from vehicles that have occurred while the cars were parked overnight in residential driveways and other instances where stolen cars were recovered in those same areas.
On Friday morning, Aug. 24, residents on Apple Orchard Lane and Oakridge Road found that their vehicles had been gone through and items were stolen during the overnight hours, said Trumbull Police Capt. Keith Golding.
In addition, a vehicle that had been stolen from Fairfield was found abandoned on Lobsterback Road later that same day. Another vehicle that had been stolen from Bridgeport, was also found on Inca Drive, he added.
"This recent crime spree has been a recurring pattern that is affecting the entire area," Golding said.
Police believe the suspects, usually, teenagers in a stolen vehicle, travel in small groups into secluded neighborhoods during the late night and early morning hours.
They stop and exit the vehicle, and prowl around a neighborhood checking for unlocked vehicles, searching for items to steal. When they come across a vehicle with a key left inside, they will often abandon the vehicle they came in and take the newly found one, he added.
"The Trumbull Police continue to remind all residents to always lock their vehicles and never leave keys or valuables inside," Golding said.
Report any suspicious activity as soon as possible to the Trumbull Police Department directly at 203-261-3665, 911 or via the Tip Line at trumbull-ct.gov/policetips.
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