SEYMOUR — Police are urging residents to take extra precautions in light of several car break-ins and stolen vehicles in the area of Pershing Avenue and Rimmon Street that occurred over the weekend.
According to Deputy Police Chief Roberto Rinaldi, several cars on Pershing Avenue, off Route 67, were “rummaged through” just before 10 p.m. Sunday. Rinaldi said information wasn’t immediately available about what items may have been stolen from the cars. He said police will review video captured on some neighbors’ Ring doorbell cameras, which could help identify suspects.
Rinaldi said there was no damage or forced entry to any of the cars, which led police to believe the cars were left unlocked.
Rinaldi also said two cars were stolen Sunday night, one from Rimmon Street and the other from Shelton Street, and he said the suspects are believed to be the same ones involved in rummaging through the cars. A 2017 Toyota Rav4 was recovered, but a white 2004 Chevy Impala remains missing. Police don’t believe either of those cars were locked.
Rinaldi encouraged residents to be vigilant.
“Please lock your cars, and don’t leave your keys in your car,” he said.
Police also advised residents to leave personal belongings, such as purses, wallets, electronics, cell phones and cash, out of plain sight in their cars. It’s best to lock them in the trunk or take them with you, police said.
Rinaldi said two cars recently were stolen from the Henny Penny Shell gas station/convenience store on Route 67, across from the Route 8 south Exit 22 ramp. He said both vehicles had been left running outside the store. Rinaldi said surveillance video showed a car “casing” the Henny Penny parking lot, watching for people to leave their cars unattended. Police recovered both cars in Bridgeport, Rinaldi said.
Anyone with information should contact the Seymour Police Department at 203-881-7600, or the Anonymous Tip Line at 203-881-7638 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org