Monroe Police: Thief breaks Chevy window, steals worthless bag, leaves purse

MONROE, CT — A thief smashed the passenger side window of a black 2021 Chevrolet Traverse and stole a work bag from the passenger seat. But, luckily for the victim, her purse, which contained credit and debit cards and personal identification, was still in the vehicle.

The 27-year-old Seymour woman told police she spent the night at a Stonecroft Way residence on Monday and noticed the window of her vehicle was broken Tuesday morning. The incident took place sometime between 9:30 p.m. and 6:55 a.m.

Police said officers did not find an object in or around the vehicle that could have been used to break the glass.

Initially, the victim told police nothing was taken, but later flagged down officers after noticing her work bag was missing. She said nothing of value was inside it.

She did not see or hear anything suspicious and does not know of anyone who would target her, according to the report. Police said there is no surveillance footage and no eyewitnesses to the crime were found.

The estimated cost for replacing the damaged window is $380.

Mailbox vandalism

A 65-year-old Twin Brook Terrace woman told police she went out to get her mail on Thursday afternoon when she noticed the wooden post of her mailbox was destroyed at the base and the box was on the ground.

At approximately 5 p.m., she told officers the damage had to have occurred after noon, because the day’s new mail was already inside the mailbox. The victim told police she did not see or hear anything strange and doesn’t know who would have done it, the report said.

Police said there was no evidence of tire marks around the mailbox to indicate it was hit by a car. Officers did a neighborhood canvas and found no witnesses or surveillance footage showing what had happened.

The damage to the mailbox was estimated at $100.

Unemployment scam

Police received a complaint of a fraudulent claim for unemployment benefits from the Connecticut Department of Labor made in a 52-year-old Monroe woman’s name, according to a complaint made on Wednesday.

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