Milford police are
telling residents to lock their cars after a spate of citywide break-ins was
reported overnight Wednesday, Aug. 28.
The department is
investigating reported thefts “in the areas of” Dogwood Place, Housatonic
Drive, Eastern Parkway, Saint Andrews Lane, Augusta Drive, Masters Lane,
Knollwood Road and Founders Way.
that a majority of the vehicles targeted were left unlocked prior to the thefts
taking place,” department spokesman Jeff Nielsen said in a statement. “Laptops
computers, iPods and money were taken from the vehicles.”
In addition to the
obvious message to lock car doors, police are advising residents to remove
valuable items from their vehicles, take advantage of outdoor lighting and
report any suspicious activity to police by calling 203.877.1465 or submitting
a crime tip online at www.milfordpd.org.
Residents can also sign
up to receive crime advisory messages through the citywide notification system
by visiting the department's website and clicking “Milford Alerts.”