Empty and Lock | Daytime car stops increase statewide


WATERFORD, Connecticut –

The Waterford Police Department is reminding residents to lock their cars and remove valuables.

Police said a suspect attempted to use one of the stolen credit cards in a vehicle at the Groton Wal-Mart.

Police said the two suspects seen in the cars were withdrawing funds from a victim’s account at a nearby bank.

Handbags, laptops and other valuables are left in plain sight with the doors locked as car stops increase statewide.

Police say it takes less than 30 seconds for a thief to open your car window and escape with your belongings.

Waterford is asking residents to lock their cars and remove all valuables from areas people can see.

They have surveillance photos of a few suspects involved in car breaks during the day.

They ask that if anyone can identify any of the suspects pictured please send a private message to the Waterford Police Department on Facebook or call the main number, 860-442-9451, and ask to speak to a supervisor.


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