Seven cars stolen in Greenwich over weekend
GREENWICH — It appears criminals and car thieves didn’t get the message about staying home to avoid the spread of coronavirus.
Greenwich police were inundated with reports of car thefts, and larcenies from vehicles, over the weekend.
“Criminals don’t care about coronavirus” Greenwich Police Lt. Mark Zuccerella said.
The lieutenant also stressed the need for the public’s cooperation in keeping cars locked.
“This morning our midnight officers caught a few car thieves from the Bronx trying to steal vehicles from a dealership. When interviewed, they all said they are worried about coronavirus but still need to ‘make money.’ They will keep coming until it isn’t worth their time,” the department spokesman noted on social media.
“Take the keys and lock the car doors,” he said.
Seven cars were stolen over the weekend, with the thefts taking place mostly in the south end of town and clusters in Old Greenwich and Mianus, police said.
The locations of the thefts were reported at: Riverside Avenue, Benjamin Avenue, Old Wagon Road, Northridge Road, Sound Beach Avenue, North Maple Avenue and Mead Point, police said.
A 2017 Audi Q5 was later recovered in Norwalk, according to police. A 2015 Honda Odyssey was recovered in the same neighborhood where it was taken, on Old Wagon Road.
Most of the vehicles stolen were late model sedans or SUVs.
A rash of larcenies from cars was also reported on Benjamin Street, Old Wagon Road, West Brother Drive and Indian Chase Drive, police said.
Police have been urging the public to lock vehicles at all times, and to remove keys or starter devices. Valuables and other personal items should not be left in view, police said.