CCSU police report rash of car burglaries, one car theft

Published on Monday, 5 November 2018 20:45
Written by LISA BACKUS


NEW BRITAIN - Central Connecticut State University police are warning students and staff to keep their car doors locked after several vehicles were broken into and one car was stolen on campus Friday evening.

An alert went out to students Nov. 2. According to the missive, the thieves were captured on camera going car to car looking to see if any were unlocked. No car windows were broken, said Janice Palmer, the university’s director of public relations. “Every car was unlocked,” Palmer said. “In one case, the car was unlocked and the key fob was inside.”

That car was stolen, she said.

Police are asking students not to leave valuables, including loose change, in plain sight, to lock their car doors, and to make sure that key fobs are not left in vehicles.

The string of break-ins may date back to Tuesday since students often park and leave their cars for extended periods of time, Palmer said. Campus police are still investigating the incidents, she said. Police referred all comment about the break-ins to Palmer.

Anyone who witnesses suspicious activity is asked to call the campus police at 860-832-2375.

Posted in The Bristol Press, General News on Monday, 5 November 2018 20:45. Updated: Monday, 5 November 2018 20:48.