Tolland Resident Trooper Sgt. Scott Smith is asking residents to lock up their cars once again, as another round of vehicle burglaries struck various locations in Tolland this week.
The latest burglaries took place on the night of August 7-8 in the areas of Old Kent Road North, Pepperwood Road, Hickory Court, Sandy Drive, Sharon Drive, Angela Drive and Evergreen Drive, Smith said.
A similar spree of car burglaries , . Smith estimates that Tolland has seen at least 40 car burglaries in the last month.
Ellington Resident Trooper Patrick Sweeney said that Ellington has also had its fair share of burglaries, racking up 25 since July.
"Neighborhoods are being targeted for people who aren't locking their car," Sweeney said. Smith added that the burglars have been skipping over the locked vehicles in the vast majority of these recent cases.
In Tolland, the crimes have typically occurred after midnight, Smith said. The burglars are taking items like GPS units, laptops and cash.
The latest string of Ellington burglaries at the end of July occurred in the Five Corners section of town. Sweeney said that there will be extra patrols in town in light of the burglaries.
Smith said that Troop C has been coordinating with Vernon PD, since . The Vernon burglaries are generally concentrated in large apartment complexes set back from the road.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Tolland Resident State Trooper's Office at 860-875-8911.
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