FAIRFIELD, Conn. - One car was stolen and two others were broken into while patrons were inside the Edge Fitness Club in Fairfield, police said.
A 1996 black Honda Civic was stolen from the parking lot between 6:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday, police said. The keys were not in the car, but a wallet with a driver's license, debit card and cash were inside, police said. At 11:30 p.m., the car was found in New Haven, propped up on jacks with all four tires missing, police said. Two Fairfield detectives went to process the scene and notified the owner, police said.
Earlier Thursday, two people reported that their cars had been broken into between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., police said.
One car was locked, the owner told police, and the door handle had been broken off almost completely. A purse with credit cards, a debit card and driver's license was taken from the car, the police report said. A screwdriver might have been used to break into the car, police said.
The second car was unlocked, and the owner reported to police that a credit card from his stolen wallet had already been used, twice in Milford at Best Buy and an Exxon station and once in New Haven at McDonald's. The wallet had been under the driver's seat, the owner told police.
These are the most recent in a string of thefts from cars at the Edge Fitness Club. Police were investigating the incidents.