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October 4, 2019
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Bridgeport Police Department Reports Recent Increase in Overnight Theft from Contractor Vehicles
Bridgeport, CT – Today, the Police Department has issued an advisory after several accounts of theft from work vans.
Bridgeport Police are asking citizens to be aware of an increase in thefts of tools from work style vans throughout the City. Citizens are advised to take the time to remove tools from their vehicles at the end of a work day and secure them in a shed or garage if a vehicle must be left on the street. If a citizen has access to a garage, this is the preferred method of storing a vehicle and tools to reduce the likelihood of theft.
Bridgeport Police are also asking residents to record serial numbers and take photographs of tools so that, in the event they are stolen, police have an increased chance of locating them and returning items to their owner.
Anyone with information about who might be responsible for these thefts is asked to call the Bridgeport Police Department Tips Line at 203-576-TIPS (8477).