Police warn drivers about rash of Fairfield County car break-ins


NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) — Norwalk police issued a warning to drivers on Friday that they’ve noticed a spike in car break-ins all over Fairfield County.

Clinton Police Sgt. Jermiah Dunn says his department hasn’t seen the same jump in car burglaries, but adds they are keeping an eye out and want you to as well.

“Lock your car, do not leave your keys in the car,” said Dunn. “If you have valuables, secrete them, do not allow them to be visible in plain view for anybody to look into the window and see something of value sitting on the seat unattended.”

Jim Cunneen of Guilford learned that lesson the hard way years ago in North Haven.

“I had my car broken into once,” he said.

Determined to make sure he doesn’t become a victim ever again, Cunneen now takes preventative measures and hides his valuables in a box.

Other ways police recommend protecting cars from break-in their cars include:

  • Using an alarm
  • Parking in a well-lit area or garage
  • Being alert of any suspicious persons or activity
  • Parking your vehicle in an area where it can be seen by other people
  • Fully locking doors
  • Closing windows.

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