Thieves Targeting Cars Along Shoreline

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    Madison police are investigating a rash of recent car thefts.

    Thieves are targeting cars along the shoreline, Madison police are urging shoreline residents to lock their car doors.

    Police are investigating two stolen car incidents and several other thefts from motor vehicles.

    This morning, officers discovered a car stolen from Rhode Island last Thursday parked behind the Stop & Shop at 136 Samson Rock Road in Madison, police said.

    The car was bearing Connecticut dealer plates DG790, which were stolen March 15, according to police.

    While investigating the abandoned car, a police K-9 picked up a track leading officers to a home on Windward Lane. Police simultaneously received the report that a red-and-gray 2005 Chevy K1500 with Connecticut plates 544-HXJ was stolen from the home.

    Police said it’s not clear whether the two incidents are related.

    Although these were the only two stolen cars reported in Madison, police are also investigating a large number of thefts from motor vehicles in Madison, Branford, Guilford another other towns in the region.

    Madison police said they received five reports of thefts in a single night.

    All the thefts in Madison were of unlocked cars, police said. There has been no forced entry.

    Police are reminding residents to lock their vehicles and remove valuables.

    Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to call Madison Police Officers Dolce or Martin at 203-245-2721.