FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Burglaries to cars and garages continue to strike Fairfield neighborhoods.
At least 14 car burglaries and six other cases involving garages or items left out were reported to Fairfield police since the beginning of the weekend.
Burglaries were reported to cars parked in the street or in driveways on Jackman Avenue, Lynnbrook Road, Fairmount Terrace, Nonopoge Road, Post Road, Fairfield Beach Road and Catherine Terrace. Cars also were broken into while in parking lots on Round Hill Road, Kings Highway, Hulls Highway and Unquowa Road, police said.
In most of the burglaries, the cars were left unlocked while parked overnight, police said. The cases in the Round Hill Road commuter lot, at the Edge and on Lynbrook Road involved locked cars, with the suspect smashing a window to get inside, police said. Items stolen include iPods, GPS units, a laptop computer, purses and wallets and, in one case, a bag with tae kwon do equipment.
Many of the garages burglarized since last Friday were left unlocked as well, police said. Bicycles were stolen from unlocked or open garages on Webb and Inwood roads, and a weed whacker was taken from an open garage on Jackman, police said.
One Waterville Road home also was burglarized after suspects entered through an unlocked garage door, according to a police report. A set of paving stones were reported stolen from a Nordstrand Road yard after they were left unattended Monday afternoon.
Police have made one burglary-related arrest since Friday, of a Greenwich man suspected of taking items from a car in an isolated incident on Post Road.
A suspect also was described by a witness in a Toilsome Hill Road incident from this past weekend, police said. A black male was seen riding a red bike believed to be stolen from a Stratfield-area garage Saturday afternoon, police said. He was described as 5’10’ with a skinny build.
Fairfield residents are advised to lock their cars and garages and to hide valuables out of sight when left in a car unattended. If you see any suspicious activity in your area, contact the Fairfield Police Department at 203-254-4800.