A rash of recent thefts of vehicles left idling out in the cold in our area continues.

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The Naugatuck Police Department just released a video of a vehicle theft that occurred on Mulberry Street in town the other day. In the video, in a matter of seconds, you can see a white vehicle pull up in front of someone's driveway, someone jumps out, runs up to the victim's vehicle, and just drives away. The incident occurred at 8AM on Wednesday morning, January 6, 2021, in the 200 block of Mulberry Street in Naugatuck. Here's the video, courtesy of the Naugatuck PD on YouTube:

The victim's vehicle was a blue Honda CRV, and the Naugatuck Police released the plate number, but I won't because they found the stolen vehicle on Luke Street in Waterbury later on Wednesday afternoon.

NPD goes on to explain in their Facebook post that they wanted to release the footage to the public in order to warn them about how brazen car thieves can be. It only takes a second, as you can see in the video, for someone to jump into your vehicle and drive off. They also go on to warn against the practice of warming your vehicle up, unattended, and unlocked during the cold weather months. Don't do it, and also, take any visible valuables with you, and lock your car.

If you recognize the suspects in the video, the NPD would like to speak to you, you may contact them at 203-729-5221, or, the confidential NPD Tip Line at 203-720-1010.

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