Camera footage shows thieves using remote to open garage on Summit Drive

MONROE, CT — A Summit Drive resident told police the sound of his garage door opening woke he and his wife up. Then security camera footage showed two males rummaging through parked cars in their driveway, according to a complaint filed on Oct. 23.

Police said the thieves entered the two unlocked vehicles, stealing $100 in bills and loose change from the center console of one and using a garage door opener to enter the garage.

Nothing was reported stolen from the garage, police said.

In another incident, a Hemlock Lane man told police on Oct. 22 that his unlocked vehicle was entered and rummaged through, though nothing was taken.

Also on Oct. 22, a Guinea Road man told police his unlocked vehicle was entered sometime overnight and his Motorola flip phone was stolen.

Missing firearm

A Glen Hollow Drive woman told police her husband’s 9 millimeter firearm, which he kept in the glovebox of his vehicle, has been missing since Oct. 22.

Expensive vandalism

Three pine trees were damaged at Northbrook Condominiums and now it will cost an estimated $14,000 to $16,000 to remove the trees, according to police.

On Oct. 22, a resident reported the man-made damage to the trees, located on a parking lot island on Willowbrook Circle. Police said girding, a traditional method of killing trees by removing bark from the circumference, was done to the pines.

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