Police investigating attempted burglary of Rob’s Auto

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MONROE, CT — The owner of Rob’s Auto, 256 Main St., reported an attempted burglary of his business Monday morning.

Police said surveillance camera footage captured two masked men in grey hooded sweatshirts enter the parking lot at 260 Main St. Sunday, at around 10:03 p.m., get out of their vehicle and attempt to enter a white van.

The van was locked, so the duo got back into their vehicle and drove to the Rob’s Auto parking lot, where they cut a hole in the back of a jeep to enter it, and also entered an unlocked Ford truck and Dodge Challenger.

Police said nothing was reported stolen from inside the vehicles.

The thieves then removed $600 hook chains from an unlocked toolbox on a flatbed truck and pulled on the locked doors of several vehicles without gaining access, police said.

The men tried to open two doors to dealership offices in back of the building and cut screens, but the doors and windows were locked and the suspects left the scene, according to the report.

The owner discovered the attempted burglary when he arrived for work the next morning.

Police officers and the Monroe Detective Division are investigating the incident.

An overseas fraud

NL Aisling LLC reported a fraud incident Friday after trying to collect an overseas debt for a Monroe based company.

Police said NL Aisling received a $39,350 check from a Japanese company on  its Monroe client’s behalf, only to be notified by its bank that there were insufficient funds to cover the amount.

A fraudulent account

A Monroe resident told police someone created an account in her name on Sept. 30 and ran up $3,720 worth of charges before Genesis Financial Card Services flagged the account for fraud.

She told the company she did not open the account, according to police who received the complaint on Saturday.

The victim was advised to notify the major credit bureaus and to monitor her credit.

Crash with injuries

Two passengers were taken to Bridgeport Hospital with injuries following a two-vehicle-crash at the intersection of Main Street and Judd Road early Sunday morning.

Police said a 22-year-old Bridgeport man was heading east on Judd Road in his RAV4 at approximately 12:19 a.m., when he ran a red light and struck a Chevrolet Equinox on its passenger side.

The Chevrolet, driven by a 53-year-old Milford man, was heading south at the time of the accident. Two women, ages 53 and 54, who were passengers in the Chevrolet, were taken to the hospital.

The Bridgeport driver was issued an infraction for failure to obey a traffic signal.

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