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Cops: Rash of Car Break-Ins in Tunxis Hill Neighborhood

Many of the vehicles were entered through smashed windows.

Police are investigating the follow reports of car break-ins:

A Webb Road resident reported to police Thursday that her car was broken into overnight.

The driver's side window was smashed, resulting in approximately $500 in damage, according to the report. Stolen were a TomTom GPS unit ($250), a pair of Blue Bird ear buds ($100), and $4 worth of loose change.

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A Melville Avenue resident reported to police Thursday that his locked vehicle was broken into overnight.

One of the windows was smashed, and a black bag was stolen from the car. A value for the bag nor a damage estimate for the window was provided in the report.

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A Berkeley Road resident reported to police Thursday that her unlocked vehicle was entered overnight.

The car was parked in the complainant's driveway, according to the report. A spare set of keys and prescription sunglasses ($100) were stolen.

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Another Webb Road resident reported to police Thursday that his car was broken into.

The driver's side window was smashed, resulting in approximately $400 worth of damage. Stolen were a backpack and sneakers, worth a total of $200.

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Two cars were broken into at Miller Nissan on Kings Highway East, according to police. Nothing appeared to be stolen from one of the vehicles, but the owner of the other car reported 20 CDs ($150) and personal papers were stolen from her car.

marlene kimberly September 28, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Several yrs ago my car was broken into, I stupidly left my purse, cell & gps locked inside. Trifecta for them, hard lesson learned for me! This yr my car was broken into again, they took all 4 tires. This I could not avoid...close to highway equals easy off-easy on!
Fairfield Resident September 28, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Dearest Brian: Reading comprehension much? I didn't say anything about the vehicles being locked or not. I didn't say where the vehicles were parked. I said people are stupid because they leave valuable items in plain sight in their vehicles. You leave ANYTHING in plain sight in your unattended vehicle and it is a target for being stolen. If the crooks see nothing, they don't waste their time and move on to the car that HAS something to steal.
Fairfield Resident September 28, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Why did you have tires inside your car?
Joeseph Biff September 29, 2012 at 02:38 AM
These crooks are out there looking in cars for goodies so they can sell them to buy their drugs.It does not matter if your car is in your driveway,on the strreet in front of your house.........where ever. The same goes for garage doors.Always keep them locked as well when you are not around.They are very brazen and will come on to your property to steal.They also work in pairs.One guy drives while the other goes from car to car checking doors to see if they are locked.They would rather break into the one that's not locked .This is 2012.You can't just assume your car is safe in your driveway anymore.If you must leave something in your car,lock it in the trunk.This is all just good old fashioned common sense.
Janine October 02, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Brian- I think you may be right and I'm not sure what Fairfield Resident's problem is other than trying to start trouble. These people, local or not, don't have any right to trespass onto private property, look into other people's cars, smash windows, and steal. Even if the car was left unlocked, that doesn't give someone carte blanche to enter it and take whatever they want. Hopefully these dirtbags will be caught.

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