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Thefts of Bikes, Backpack Blowers Reported In Fairfield

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Fairfield Police Department Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Residents reported a number of thefts over the weekend, including two bikes taken from unlocked garages, Fairfield police said Monday.

At about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, a landscaper reported two backpack-style leaf blowers, valued at $600 each, were missing from a truck parked in a lot at Roger Ludlowe Middle School. The truck was parked out of the range of security cameras at the Unquowa Road school.

A Quaker Lane resident reported a Trek bike, valued at $500 to $600, had been stolen from her unlocked garage Thursday evening, police said. A children’s bike that was not in good condition was left in place of the Trek bike, she told police.

A woman reported her car’s rear passenger window was smashed between 8:40 and 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Planet Fitness parking lot on Black Rock Turnpike, police said. She told officers that the items stolen from the car included a $400 Dooney & Bourke bag, a $600 cellphone, $300 in cash, two checkbooks and several credit cards, police said.

A Fairfield University student who was studying with a friend at the Starbuck’s on the Post Road on Saturday reported someone stole credit cards and gift cards totaling $150 from a clutch purse she had placed on her table, police said. She was at the Starbucks from about 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

A South Benson Road man reported that, sometime between Thursday, May 5, and Sunday, May 8, his black Giant hybrid bike was stolen from his unlocked garage, police said. The bike is valued at $1,100, police said.

Police are investigating the thefts.

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